Roll on in wonderment, my heart and my whole self, glad for this life, for the gifts each of us shares, for the need so many of us have to create beautiful and useful things, to tend to the beauty of this world and to work with the earth to draw forth sustenance and shelter, to learn and to teach and to cherish wisdom, to create songs and stories of love and compassion and wonderment and joy, and to dance them and depict them and embody them in every way we can imagine. Roll on in wonderment, my heart and my whole self, glad for this life, grateful for it all, humbled by it all, meeting each day with a fresh and tender heart, refusing the embittered path, the rusted gates that shut out joy and encircle us with hardened fears and resentments. Instead, Lover of Life, I choose gratitude and gladness, risk for love and mercy and generosity and kindness, not because they are easy, or because they promise a life without pain, for that is most assuredly not so, but because this is the way of creating more hope and more joy right here and right now, making them real for and in this world one hour at a time. This is the way of wonderment, revealed moment by moment, effort by effort, staying still and dancing. With gratitude and with gladness, I roll on in wonderment into this day. Amen.