Mudcat Café message #3760648 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3760648
Posted By: maeve
24-Dec-15 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Oh, Wendy. Such a hard path- yet with so many shining moments you have allowed us to see. Thank you. Hugs a-plenty to you and yours.

For Wendy, Lisa, Nigel & Ann, Janie, gnu, Pete, Mysha, ChanteyLass, Tami, Dean, Donuel, Sandra... all those named and unnamed friends who have sailed with us for a moment or for years- Love and attentive listening, companionable silence and good food, great sorrow and great joy have been ours together.

Dr. Daniel Goleman, a famous psychologist and author on "Emotional Intelligence," wrote that "...a prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain."

Thank you all for demonstrating empathy by paying attention to people in pain. Thank you for allowing your joy and pain to deepen your well of compassion. Thank you for offering sweet water from that well to every soul who waves as we sail, comes on board or paddles alongside, or swims a few strokes with us.

Sending blessings through music,

"The Parting Glass" | Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen

Tide and the River Rising (Oars) Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
"Tide and the River Rising" lyrics

"Courage" by Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen    
"Courage " lyrics