Blessing of Karralys

March 16, 2011

Bless the sky that holds the light and life of the sun and the promise of rain.
Bless the moon with her calm and her dreams.
Bless the waters of the lake, and the earth that is strong under our feet.
Bless the east where the sun rises and the west where it goes to rest.
Bless the north from where the snows come, and the south that brings the spring.
Bless the wind who gives us our name.
O Blesser of all blessings, we thank you.

– blessing spoken by Karralys, holy man from the People of the Wind inĀ Glimpses of grace: daily thoughts and reflections by Madeleine L’Engle with Carole F. Chase


The resonant voice rose and the words seemed to be all around them
so that Meg felt that she could almost reach out and touch them:
“Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth,
ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein;
the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift their voice;
let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the Lord!”

Throughout her entire body Meg felt a pulse of joy such as she had never known before.

– song of the great winged creatures in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle