22 March 2013

Reading Mariechild Together: Open Hearted

There is no one I know who embodies more fully the essence of today's reflection than David Hilfiker. I have known David since 1991; since then he has been mentor, colleague and dear friend. Now he has Alzheimer's disease.

I think of David when I read the verse by Izumi Shikibu:

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.

David has been able to love the moonlight leaking through the planks instead of focusing on the wind that blows through.

But read for yourself. Here is a link to his blog: Watching the Lights Go Out.

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