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Have a wonderful meaningful day. Happy New Year!
Here is the latest version of Samhain Prayer, edited a bit.
Let us hope the humanosphere moves swiftly to break from its path of nuclear doom.
Let us hope war is recognized for what it is: a black hole sucking us all down.
Let us hope care trumps greed, and soon no one shall hoard wealth and ignore starving ribs.
Let us hope that wagging tongues yield to wide ears, and that the soft-spoken are honored rather than circumvented.
Let us hope fanatics falter in power, and that all gods are validated except those that seek to be the only one.
Let us hope our leaders stop spitting terror out of angry mouths; and that misled flocks stop kneeling before them in collars of fear.
Let us hope all cultures mingle and mate in spiritual companionship. Should not we all be lovers in this sense?
Let us hope the light of education burns through webs of ignorance, freeing untold numbers of wings.
Let us hope denial and discord melt into delight, and that we see as children, with tears in our eyes because each color or scent or taste or touch or song is rare.
Let us fall down and beg the Fates to guide us away from our planet-poisoning path, the one we take when we buy chemicals in the name of a shallow shine.
Let us pray to be more than fussy ants, led by the pheromone of our purse strings, rushing into Discount Hives where nothing is made with love.
Let us simply breathe, and realize what a treasure even one breath is, more so than any ingot or jewel.
Are we not all winners in the most important lottery of all: the journey of Life.