Dear Sor Juana,
It is so much better sharing good news rather than bad news! There is some kind of multiplier effect at work; the sun is shinier and the roses are more perfumed – love is in the air.
The waiting is over and now we get to bask and take pleasure in the reflected adoration of a child. Like the universe expanding, each smile radiates and each coo is a song of the angels.
Our grandson was born on July 4 , and as my friend Michelle has said he is bound to be an independent and brave boy. His first name (Archie) means bold and true and his middle name (Roy) means king, and I hope that means he will grow into someone who will be able to fight only battles that are worthy of him and will live generously and courageously with all those he meets in his journey.
On the day of his birth Venus and Jupiter appeared like two stars and were juxtaposed with almost full moon. This planetary alignment is called by some astronomers a Bethlehem moment. As a student of the skies I wonder if you ever saw this phenomenon through your telescope or naked eye? I have no doubt that with the arrival of every child someone is celebrating a Bethlehem moment of their own as all of creation sings and dances for joy.
Blessing for one born under the Star of Bethlehem
Blessed be the child who is born under the star of Bethlehem.
May he be at one with the Universe
Skipping his way through life
On the energy of the Sun
And in the light of the moon.
May he be at one with his species
Understanding all the while he is the only one of his kind.
May he grow in the knowledge he is loved;
And with all that love comes responsibility to love others.
May he be like Micah:
And live justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.