Friday, September 18, 2020

take it to your altar

This popped up before my eyes on a day when I hadn't realized I needed a prayer of some kind. Read it first with the fire in mind. Then read it again with metaphor in mind.

AHO . ASHÉ to the ASHES 

Now maybe go scoop some ashes in a sacred manner, and then 
maybe go vote, to remind Fire that it is full.

This came from @mujeresdemaiz via Instagram. I believe the words are by  @thehaginthewoods and

May you be safe, may you be loved, may you be remembered, now and always. Matt Forrest Esenwine has the round-up today at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.


  1. Whether it's a poem, a prayer, or a's beautiful and needed. Thanks for sharing, Heidi.

  2. ohmygoodness....I wasn't prepared for the emotion of those words. Yes, scoop up what is sacred. Hold the sacredness. Mourn what is lost. Thank you, Heidi...a stunning share and a keeper for me.

  3. Oh, my, it is a prayer, a powerful prayer..."Remind Fire that is is Full." And scooping in a sacred manner, loving image. I've always had a problem with cremation and I know I need to get over it. I also see the parallel to water of a flood. "Remind water that it is full." And remind us all that we can make a difference.

  4. Because I am reading this today instead of yesterday, more powerful when thinking of loss & more loss this year. Thank you for this, Heidi. Best wishes to you & yours.

  5. I love this. It is been swirling in my head as we have dealt with the smoke.

  6. A beautiful call - invocation, perhaps - to honor life and to mourn loss of it. A sacred act, remembering. At its core, an act of love.

    -Fran Haley

  7. There has been much mourning here this year and yet each day brings more news of sadness. I am reading this after hearing many of the Emmy winners reminding viewers to vote.

  8. Oh how sad, and beautiful Heidi, all those wonderful creatures it hurts to think about them, thanks for sharing it.


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