August 2000 Edition
This First Edition of Anecdotes
Is Dedicated to the Memory of
And the Wonderful Way She Knew Animals
~ When I learned there was a small tumor in one of my lungs, my daughter Annie gathered a circle of women to lay hands over me. We buried a stone, as a ritual for letting go of the unwanted presence. Soon after, two doves appeared on my patio. I was aware of the birds' presence, but had not been feeding them. Only after they were gone, did I discover that one had left an egg. Subsequently I learned that dove is the messenger of the Sophia. I remember being quite thrilled. I took it as a message from someplace else.
As told by -Ginny Goodrich
Sacrifice - sacri- + ficio: to make holy.
The dove reminded us that there are some aspects of our lives that are harmful which we may select not to keep or nurture. We thank the dove.
Getting a taste of God's creation as it should be!
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