I would like to acknowledge all of the teachers who have ever played a part in my own growth and transcendence. They include the people whom I have loved and those who I felt may have wronged me at some time – not realizing that they were some of the most lasting guides I have ever known.
They include the people present on this earth and those who have passed on – yet are with me more now than ever before. They include a rescue cat who turned fear and abuse into love and devotion, as well as a dog rescued from a well that taught me the gratitude of freedom.
They include the grey stone I placed upon a cairn on a beach overlooking the breaking waves of the Pacific, on a trail not far from a mountain top that seemed to overlook the world in all its beauty, on the rocky coast of the Atlantic as the waves thundered off to Europe, on the banks of the Hudson as a hurricane approached and buried beneath the loam as the autumn leaves prepared for winter.
They include the bright colors of a butterfly’s wings on a stark winter day, the song of a mourning dove in the morning, and the gentle touch of a lover’s hand upon my own.
They include everyone I have ever touched, and those who have touched me in return.
Thank you and Namaste