Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WW - What do you wish to Remember?

Jamie's prompt on Wishcasting Wed is "what do you wish to Remember?"

I wish to remember how grateful I am for living on this beautiful, Blue Green Planet, what a blessing it is to be incarnate at this time!!

& for being born & living HERE, in the Pacific Northwest - where we have abundant water, trees, gardens, lovely OG veggies grown 'for us' by our CSA farmers, Katie & Casey For Grandchildren (5 - I am so blessed!), for music, dance, joy, vitality, health, and friends.

I wish to remember how blessed I was to be a wanted & cherished child, raised by parents who enjoyed being parents, enjoyed having ME (as ornery as I could be) & lived simply & honestly. Today would be their 62nd anniversary! (mama died ~ 7 years ago, & daddy 19)

& my daughter just shared a favorite, favorite memory: one sunny afternoon when she was ~ 9, we spent most of the day reading aloud, under the clothesline in our side yard - Anne McCaffery's 'Ship Who Sang' while her bro & papa were off collecting beetles with our Entomologist friend Jim .... 'one more chapter, please??' ...

This is Anne McCaffery's own memory of her son reading from that book for a camera crew: "I think the best story I ever wrote was 'The Ship Who Sang'. It still causes people to cry, including me. When Todd and I were reading it at Brighton, they had a BBC crew filming it. So there were these BBC cameramen hunkered down filming us, and comes the end of the story (which Todd always reads, because I can't go through it without weeping), I saw that these cameramen had tears rolling down their faces."
Anne McCaffery died yesterday, at 85 - may she fly with her dragons (Pern) & sing with the stars with Helva!!

I am blessed!!

What do you wish to remember?

Jamie Ridler Studios posts a weekly Wednesday Wishcasting prompt.
As Jamie says, "Wishcasting Wednesday is a safe haven for wishes, a fertile field in which to plant wish seeds and have them witnessed and tended lovingly. It’s a place where magic begins...Make a wish: Dare to dream."
"What would happen if every week you made a wish?
What magic might start to stir?"


Anonymous said...

As you wish for yourself, I also wish for you!

Cindi said...

what a wonderful post and wish. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

Monica said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful post to read this evening! First I can so relate to your gratitude-I feel the same way. Second, my daughter is nine right now and we love reading together. Third, I LOVED that book and all the Pern books. I have been waiting for my daughter to be ready to read them, and I think this must be the right time. Again, thanks for sharing that - sad about Anne McCaffery one of my favorite authors of all time.

Dominee said...


As you wish for yourself so I wish for you as well.

April Cole said...

Such a beautifully heartfelt wish... *hugs*.
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Beautifully abundant wish.
As Dia woshes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed I agree that remembering just how lucky we are to be living on this beautiful, amazing Blue Green Planet!

As you wish for yourself, I too wish for you.

Sending you loving thanks for the warm comments over at The Inspired Life. I too am a Northwest Native, having grown up on Whidbey Island, WA. And I do LOVE Portland, such a beautiful, creative city.

Dia said...

Thanks, all!

Tia, I'm about an hour S of Portland - good place to live!