I spent some time this week in a blend of the Audio Visio , beathing in and breathing out, and gazing at the image provided this week. I recall Hildegard’s self definition as a feather of the breath of God. I enter into the dance of feathers till it becomes a dervish of all sorts of feathers. I allow myself to risk plumbing the depths of joy and delight. Some feathers have the appearance of dragon flies, others flowers, others angels. butterflies. It’s a willingness to enter the dance as you are. It’s a type of body bodily consenting, just let go and enter into the dance. Joy and sorrow are life companions. In this time of sorrowing I needed this week to let joy embrace me, hold me fast till I could allow joy and delight to guide my feet. A lot of Welcoming prayer moments freed me to take the first step to enter the dance. This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, a welcome pause to delight in grateful heart.