Dear Ms. Feverfew –
In my undergrad days, I was a vocal music performance major. I sang in all kinds of choirs, and in several of them, we performed A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter. Every time I performed it, I imagined this blessing reaching out to you across the years and heartaches that separated us; I imagined it finding you, then settling on your head like a crown spun of gossamer thin gold strands.
As today is St. Patrick’s Day, I honor our Irish heritage and share this Gaelic blessing with you again. Nobody does it better than the Cambridge Singers under Rutter’s direction. Nobody.
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.