King James Bible: Isiah 40:3. “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Wondering why I bothered, This verse repeated through my thoughts as I stomped down the snow in the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth at dusk. Interestingly, one of the unknown, but not unexpected pilgrims are deer. They often stepped precisely in footprints I had made earlier in the week. Crows, too, left their imprints, though less predictably. Mice scurried over exposed snow from one bent-grass sanctuary to another.
“Expect the unexpected” echoed as I thought of how to most effectively form and propose the concept of multiple practitioners converging in the future to help with deep healing of wounds from Newtown, CT, trauma. And, to expand the concept and practice to the larger world. “Comfort and you will be comforted.”
In the end, as the Gibbous Moon rose in a clearing Eastern sky with glowing brick red clouds shimmering from the Southwest to the West to the Northwest – the setting sun and city lights, I rang the bell and mentally invited all to come by any time. Because like I was, you, too, may be “Surprised by Joy.”