The night before we entered the Holy Site of Santiago De Compostela, we needed to be purified in order to be worthy and receive the joy of entering the Cathedral. Little did I know, our fearless driver, Pablo, is a … Continue reading →
I am drawn to the moon, the sun, the sky, the star Mother Earth a home for all sentient beings Brother Wind blows the clouds from the sky Sister Water quenches the parched ground Brother Fire lights the WayCall me a New Ager This is how I started following Brother Sun, Sister MoonBrother Sun And Sister Moon I seldom see you Seldom hear your tune Preoccupied With selfish miseryBrother Wind And Sister Air Open my eyes To visions pure and fair That I may see The glory around meI am God’s creature Of him I am part I feel his love Awakening my heartBrother Sun And Sister Moon I now do see you I can hear your tune So much in love With all that I surveyI am God’s creature Of him I am part I feel his love Awakening my heartBrother Sun And Sister Moon I now do see you I can hear your tune So much in love With all that I survey
This morning, I responded to Daily Prompt: Burning down the house. Should you wish to read my post, it’s titled What Matters Most.Since the post is about fire, I would like to share this story that I received via e-mail that has been passed around. And the story goes:During an early morning response to a house fire in Santa Rose de Temuco, Chile, fire fighters witnessed the unbelievable. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house, which started because of a car bomb.
The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she could find – a fire truck!
She didn’t stop racing back into the fire until all of her puppies were safely away from the fire. The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes. Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave!
After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body. Onlookers called an emergency veterinary service and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital. Aside from one puppy being treated for serious burns, the entire family are alive and well – thanks to the bravery of Amanda! What a heroic mother!
For the sake of this prompt, these five items are all in my purse. It’s a small card holder that has my identity: Driver’s License, Medical Card, Social Insurance Card and Credit Card. In addition, I will put on my shoes, an outdoor coat and apartment keys. These are what matters and all I need. As for the rest, material things can be easily replaced.In reality, summer 2005, I was lying flat on my back in the middle of the living room, playing with Maurice, the cat. Lying on my back is all I can do due to a work related accident, I was on health leave. My lower lumbar suffered soft tissue injury from lifting a heavy box. Tsk-Tsk.Clang, clang, clang goes the fire alarm. Now what? This is exactly what I need! Maurice was startled and went into hiding. Cats are very sensitive creatures, they prefer quietude like me.I slowly got out of my back, heard the commotion outside. I do not have a cage for the cat so I grab my backpack. Looking for Maurice, I stuffed him in the bag. Grabbed my bag with my identification cards in it, shoes and apartment keys I slowly left the apartment with Maurice. We descended down three flights, not an easy task for my back. In the meantime, Maurice was screaming his head off in the bag and trying to pacify him that everything will be alright.Outside, everybody is gathered and five fire trucks are already in front of the building. Commotion, chaos and we were looking to check if everybody is out. Checked, everybody is accounted for.The firemen did their thing. We stood outside in a warm sunny day, chatting, joking, exchanging pleasantries, and catching up with what’s happening with our lives to keep our mind off matters. It seemed like forever. Finally, the firemen proclaimed, ALL SAFE – FALSE ALARM. Hooray, the crowd shouted, we all returned to our apartments and we lived happily ever after to date, especially Maurice, the cat.