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'September Beauty'
(Archived on Monday - September - 11/09/2017 )

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  Photo was taken at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)  
Butterflies are scarce this year. There is no one reason but climate change and lots of rain recently have been put forward as possible explanations. The butterfly in our photo today is 'A Peacock'. The photo was taken just over a week ago during a rare beautiful fine sunny day.


Thought on Monday - September - 11/09/2017

Thought For The Week

At the start of a school year there is the annual clean out of drawers and cupboards to make way for new beginnings. I came across the following reflection as part of the clean out. I don't know who wrote it but I share it with you today.

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk all for your dreams and for the adventures of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets square with your moon, I want to know if you have been touched by the centre of your own sorrow, or have you become shriveled and closed from a fear of further pain.

I want to know whether you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it's not pretty everyday and if you can source your life from its presence.

It doesn't interest me who you are or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the challenges of life with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where, what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else fades away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Finally I want to know that in every fabric of your daily life you will find me. I am the source of your life, the source of your inspiration, sustaining you when all else fails.

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