WCUC’s Walden Prayer Walkers are finding solace and serenity in community, in contemplative exercise, and in the sights and silence that the site offers. Join us on the beach at 9am on Mondays. Newcomers are always welcome! Here is a glimpse of our Walden Wisdom in September.
My life flows on in endless song,
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the clear, though far off hymn
That hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?
This is a Christian hymn written by Baptist Minister Robert Wadsworth Lawry in 1869 and later adapted by the Quakers as well as secular musicians such as Pete Seeger and Enya. Early in September, we used it as our reflection in our opening circle time and carried it with us as we walked around the pond.
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” More recently, these words of Maya Angelou centered us and inspired us to keep singing our songs! That same morning, as if by divine intervention, a resident Great Blue Heron joined us on our journey and even flew clear across the pond to meet up with us again for our closing circle. A grace-filled moment and a sign of hope that we too will be free to fly and sing.