Sunday’s Respite – ‘Dante’s Prayer’

Here is Sunday’s respite with the beautiful “Dante’s Prayer” by Loreena McKennitt. I hope you find it as moving as I do.

When the dark wood fell before me
And all the paths were overgrown
When the priests of pride say there is no other way
I tilled the sorrows of stone

I did not believe because I could not see
Though you came to me in the night
When the dawn seemed forever lost
You showed me your love in the light of the stars

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Then the mountain rose before me
By the deep well of desire
From the fountain of forgiveness
Beyond the ice and the fire


Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We’ll rise above these earthly cares


Please remember me
Please remember me…

Sunday Respite “All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt

Wishing everyone a great day.

Samhain, Halloween, All Hallows Eve….

Origins of Samhain, better known as Halloween, All Souls Night….  with a take on the modern approach to the celebration of this day.

Halloween Origins: What is Samhain?
These Halloween origins are a time in which Druidism and Celtic Reconstructionists celebrate Samhain as a feast for the dead. Divination and fortune telling is believed to have better communication with the spirit world because the fall season holds the thinnest partition between the two worlds of the living and the dead. The Druids built huge sacred bonfires to offer sacrifices to the many Celtic deities that number over five hundred named gods. Before each yearly sacred bonfire, the Celts would extinguish their hearth fires and relight them with embers from the bonfire.

Halloween Origins: How do other cultures celebrate?
From the ancient Celtics era of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scotland, the celebration practices has spread throughout the cultures of the world.

More of the history of Halloween.

Sunday Respite: Enya ‘Only Time’

Here is wishing everyone a great Sunday.

Enya – Only Time – Phenomenal Landscapes Planet Earth!

Who can say where the road goes?
Where the day flows?
Only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose?
Only time
Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies?
Only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies?
Only time
Who can say when the roads meet
That love might be in your heart?
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart,
Night keeps all your heart?
Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose?
Only time
And who can say where the road goes?
Where the day flows?
Only time
Who knows? Only time [2x]

Sunday Respite – ‘The Thrill is Gone’

Sunday Respite. A special song dedicated to Hillary. B.B. King, Eric Clapton “The Thrill is Gone.

Sunday Respite ‘That’s what I love about Sundays’

Have a great day. Here is my Sunday respite.

Sunday Respite: Here comes the Sun

Sunday’s respite.


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