Dona nobis pacem (Latin) ~ Give us peace
Speranta moare ultima (Romanian) ~ Hope dies last.
(I sing these to the waves and the wind every morning)
“With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair,
a stone of hope.” ~ M.L. King
(some say hope is futile; some doctors say it is life-saving; some never know it; some never let it go)
“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression…
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide.”
~from Guest House by RUMI
(the journey is all we have…learning as we go…hoping for a chance to make a positive difference)
Dona nobis pacem