May 6, 2022
Listen to the Song of Nature
By Amba Gale
February 9 is the “echoing” day of my birth.
My husband and I gifted me with a journey to Muir’s Valley, Yosemite, now a Valley belonging to us all, where nature graces us with her beauty, her power, her wonder, her awesome, and the heart can sing with the rivers and the streams.
Today, instead of some prose, may I offer you a few Blessings, and the gifts of pleasure, enjoyment, and heart-song as you listen to my husband Don’s original Bluegrass song, Shadowline. Accompanied by our video, I invite you to delight with us in the shadows cast by the trees, the mountains, the boulders. Give yourself a pause, a Stop, as you listen to the song of nature. Enjoy the Great Merced as she rushes and wraps around her boulders, dancing in a loving caress, on her way home to the sea.
May your own journey be filled with warmth of the sun.
May your heart be filled with the delight of the music from the rivers
and streams of your life.
May you embrace and watch the play of light and shadow in its ever – changing forms as you journey through your life, on the way to your home.
May your day be gladdened by my husband’s song, from his recently released CD, “Looking Back, Looking In,” and the visuals of our wonderings through Yosemite.
Merced, on Birthday Morning
By Amba Gale
you green flowing graceful Queen
of all the rivers,
sunlight sparkling like jewels
on your robe of green,
with your laughter through my childhood,
all my younger days with gladness,
growing with me,
as I lean into life.
May I flow, like you,
Surprised, joyful, delighted
by the currents carrying me
to my own sea.