not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Kindness

Last night in my dream, the Grateful Dead song Uncle John's Band was playing and I woke myself up smiling and mumbling the famous line,

Whoa-oh what I wanna know-ooo, IS-ARE-YOU-KIND?

I love that line...
And, it all boils down to that doesn't it?....Kindness.


I'm not sure how dreams work but I think part of why this Kindness thing came up last night is that I need the reminder. A reminder to be kind; in my thinking, in my speaking; before I get too caught up in the importance of whatever it is that distracts me from kindness. Time and money and lists and schedules, delusion, self-preservation at the expense of someone else... Sings the Universe, Whoa-oo all I wanna know-oooo...

In the shape of a song,
in the middle of the night,
it is a Grace-Filled Life is it not?


2 comments:

Mama Gast said...

Ahhh, the kinship - one of my favorite songs. Haven't heard it in a couple months. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

I loved this post. Such a good reminder.

And funny, picturing you waking up singing. Felt like I got a little breakfast chat about dreams reading this one yesterday.

xo.
Em