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For Ashley


One of my very dear friends lost her niece in a freak accident on Monday.
Ashley was a bright, beautiful girl with a promising future. I met her a couple of times and always enjoyed her company.

After I finished class tonight, I checked my phone and saw that I had missed a call and had gotten a text. Both were from my friend (and her husband, also a good friend). I knew they had been out of town for family stuff, so I didn’t expect to hear from them for a few days. But they came back to town briefly and wondered if I wanted to catch  dinner and drinks with them.

Related to that, the night was good. Obviously she wasn’t happy, but this was a good distraction.

I’ve known these kids (yeah, they’re my age, whatever) for almost 10 years. We worked together. We went to each others’ weddings. We drink together…. we’ll, she’s all pregnant and stuff, so there’s less drinking on her part – I’ve been picking up her slack.  🙂

For Ashley, I say this prayer:

Deep Peace to You
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.

~Blessed Be~



Anam Cara

To the Celts, there is a strong correlation between friendship and love. It is believed that the soul radiates from within

the body, so much that it envelopes the physical form (this is typically referred to as “aura”). When you share a bod with another individual, and are open, honest, and trusting, your souls being to combine in harmonious fluidity. This is called Anam Cara, which translates to  “soul friend”.

As soul friends, you accept each other wholly, recognizing not only your inner beauty, but theirs as well. Celtic tradition believes that Anam Cara helps a person discover their own true nature, enabling them to experience the joys of the people and world around them.

Having a soul friend is having a deeply spiritual connection. You share your secrets, confessions, and intimate details with your Anam Cara. A bond this deep transcended the physical world and the conventions of order. The soul is a light that envelopes and warms you and your love.

When you are blessed with Anam Cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at the most sacred of places – home.

Source: “Anam Cara…Wisdom from the Celtic World”, by John O’Donohue