and devotion to forge a path ahead.
I bless your face with a window on heaven,
and a hand reaching out to embrace.
I bless the companions around you
to share your sorrows with your joys,
to see the light hidden within you
and remind you of what is etched on your soul.
I bless you to remember what it is to learn
with the determination of a child at play,
with the imagination of a child in the trees,
picking fruit till the juice drips down.
I bless you to risk some hearty courage
and take up a project long shelved,
to clear the clutter and the cobwebs
with both hands courageous upheld.
I bless your spirit to receive the great promise,
that love will pursue you beyond the grave,
that there is a destiny for you on this day
right here, at this time, for this season
to be who only you can be,
to do what only you can do.
I bless you to live within this belonging
under the benediction of evening's first star
at rest with your place in the world
wearing your skin with brave honour.
I bless your nights to be softened
by the wings of many angels, circling.
Photography Nikola Knezevik Unsplash