Late last night, I was outside in the cold and dark, standing quietly, looking up at the moonless night sky. We have an outside wood-burning stove that heats our home and I go out every night to feed the fire. In the clearing by the stove house there are no lights to dim my view of the sky and the stars appear to me, glorious, shimmering and brilliant in the crisp clean air.
I have read that in the Ancient Days, the stars sang to The People of the Earth, giving inspiration and guidance. I always feel in awe and comforted in the presence of the stars. They certainly look like they can sing and if ever they decide to honor me, I won’t be surprised.
Here’s what I’m thinking: we don’t need much “stuff”. Warmth. Food. Health. Family and friends. Beauty and truth. Keep it simple. It really doesn’t take much to sustain us. My wish is for all of the people of the earth to have these things. I want to do my part to make this happen. It may take decades or even lifetimes, yet if each of us does our best, even in small ways, we will begin to make a difference. And eventually, we will succeed. That will be my wish tonight under the stars.
May you have what you need this season and all seasons.
for the Badgers