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Your regarded customers, steadfast clients and stunning representatives are your most significant resource. The correct blessing picked with care and consideration will fortify connections, regardless of whether to remunerate accomplishment or commend achievement. Why settle for a conventional blessing when you can dazzle with the phenomenal?

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1) Must Always Select A Quality Gift

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On the off chance that your initial introduction taking a gander at the blessing, is floating towards it being modest or normally accessible stuff, odds are that they will see precisely the same way.

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Week 40: We Will Draw Near

This far have I come, into the autumn rustle.  Every thought is a prayer, indeed, and every day is in need of a blessing.  Along this way I am reminded, by sibs and kids especially, of the continual presence of God.

09/30:

  TWL, Lines 360-366: On The Road To Emmaus

   360 Who is the third who walks always beside you?
   361 When I count, there are only you and I together
   362 But when I look ahead up the white road
   363 There is always another one walking beside you
   364 Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
   365 I do not know whether a man or a woman
   366 — But who is that on the other side of you?

  361. SHACKLETON’S ACCOUNT: Eliot: “The following lines were stimulated by the account of one of the Antarctic expeditions (I forget which, but I think one of Shackleton's): it was related that the party of explorers, at the extremity of their strength, had the constant delusion that there was one more member than could actually be counted.”

  See Ernest Shackleton, South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage (1919):

  “When I look back at those days, I have no doubt that Providence guided us, not only across those snowfields, but across the storm-strewn sea that separated Elephant Island from our landing place on South Georgia. I know that during that long and racking march of 36 hours over the unnamed mountains and glaciers of South Georgia, it seemed to me often that we were four, not three. I said nothing to my companions on the point, but afterwards  Worsley said to me, ‘Boss, I had a curious feeling on the march that there was another person with us.’”  Compare Daniel 3:24-25 (note 0.5):
 
  “Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

  364. HOODED FIGURES also appear at line 369. In an earlier note (note 46), Eliot identified the hooded figure in this passage as Christ on the road to Emmaus (see note 366), and associated him, through the Tarot deck’s Hanged Man card, with Artemis, goddess of fertility (see note 55).
 
  365. THE PATH OF PURIFICATION: See Bhadantácariya Buddhaghosa, Visuddhimagga ("The Path of Purification," 430 AD, tr. Henry Clarke Warren, 1896):

  “...A certain woman had married into a family of rank, but had quarreled with her husband, and, decked and ornamented, until she looked like a goddess, had issued forth from Anuradhapura, early in the morning, and was returning home to her family. On her way she met the elder, as he was on his way from Mt. Cetiya to go on his begging-rounds in Anuradhapura.  And no sooner had she seen him, than the perversity of her nature caused her to laugh loudly. The elder looked up inquiringly, and observing her teeth, realized the impurity of the body, and attained to saintship. ...Then came her husband, following in her footsteps, and seeing  the elder, he said: ‘Reverend sir, have you seen a woman pass this way?’ And the elder said: ‘Was it a woman, or a man, that passed this way? I cannot tell. But this I know, a set of bones is traveling on upon this road.’”

  Compare Augustine’s experience, just before picking the random bible verse that led to his moment of conversion, at Confessions (note 307) 8.12.29:  “So was I speaking and weeping in the most bitter contrition of my heart, when, lo! I heard from a neighbouring house a voice, as of boy or girl, I know not, chanting, and oft repeating, ‘Take up and read; Take up and read.’”

  366. THE ROAD TO EMMAUS passage at Luke 24:13-43 offers another parallel to Shackleton’s account, finally moving the April poem from the pains of Good Friday to a late recognition on the morning of Easter:

  “And behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk , and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:  And how the chief priests and our rulers  delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither  they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.  And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.  And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.  And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.  But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.  And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.  And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.  And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?  And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.  And he took it, and did eat before them.”


10/01:
  
  VI. The Older Son
 
  The older son, the one who stayed
   at his father’s side and in his place
  Was in the field while this went on,
   and when his working day was done
  At the cue of the setting sun he came
   back home again, but as he drew
  Up closer to the house he heard
   the music and the sounds of
        people dancing.

  And looking through the door he saw
   that they had killed the fatted calf.
  What is the meaning of this? he said,
   pulling one of the servants aside,
  And the servant said, your brother is home
   and all of this your father has done
  To welcome him and to receive
   your brother safe and sound where
       he belongs.
 
  This only angered the older son,
   and he stood where he was looking in,
  Refusing to enter through the door
   and scowling at the celebration,
  And even when his father came
   outside to ask him earnestly
  To enter in, to be part of
   the party, the older child started
         arguing.


10/02:
  
  VII. The Younger Brother
 
  Look, the brother said, how many
   years have I been at your side,
  Serving you, following your rules
   and never breaking your commands,
  And have you ever given me
   as much as a suckling goat to share
  With friends, a single night that my friends
   and I might have a party of
         our own?
 
  Yet here, no sooner had your boy
   returned from his great carnival
  Of whores, his share of your estate
   devoured, for this son of yours
  You’ve gone and killed the fatted calf!
   And he despised his brother and
  Continued with his murmuring,
   but the loving father to his son
       replied,

  My son, you are forever with me,
   and everything I have is yours,
  But it was right that we should have
   this feast and celebration, for
  You see, this is your younger brother:
   he was dead, but turn around
  And look, he is alive again! Your
   brother was lost, and now he has
       been found!”


10/03:

  Blessing: An Introduction
 
  This is inspired, at least in part, by brother Josh's persistent challenge to us all to get out another "S2L2A&A" list: songs to listed to again and again.  I don’t have a full list together for this year yet, but I think I'd like to start it with a favorite song from Kirsten's Jubilate Choir days, music that I still like to turn to now and again, eight years later.  The song is Adiemus by Karl Jenkins, the lead part of a full album and the premise for a beautiful choral concert called Songs of Sanctuary.  What makes Jenkins work especially unique is that it's all done in a pseudo=Latin with no specific meaning.  The first lines, for instance, are:
 
  Ari adiemus late
  Ari adiemus da
  Ari a enatus late adua.
 
  It turns out the title can be roughly translated as "We will draw near" in Latin, but Jenkins claimed not to have known this.  Anyway, it's musically rich, solemn, dramatic, full of crescendo and sanctuary but also, at least for me all these years, intriguing in how it seems to beg for more meaning.  So this year I finally decided to give the song my own words.  In the process, arbitrarily or not, I have turned to the well known "bless you keep you" benediction, enhanced with one  of my favorite words, Immanuel, a word worth repeating, again and again.  And yes, the descant remains: we will draw near.


10/04:

  We Will Draw Near
 
  An interpretation of Adiemus, by Karl Jenkins 
 
  Brother, may the Lord be with you
  Like a shepherd in the field
  Giving you the meaning of Immanuel.
  May that mean the whole world to you,
  God's world ever given to you,
  Blessing you no matter where you are.

  Sister, may a world of peace be
  With you everywhere you go,
  Everywhere the meaning of Immanuel.
  May it mean that God will hold you
  Like a mother holds her child who
  Grows up in the arms of loving care.
 
  Son, may God's face shine upon you
  With an everlasting smile,
  Showing you the meaning of Immanuel.
  May it mean that God is with you everywhere.
  (We will draw near.)
  May you know that God is with you everywhere.
  (We will draw near.)
  Immanuel!
  Immanuel!
 
  (We will draw near.)
  (We will draw near.)
 
 Daughter, may the grace of God be
  Something you will come to know
  Moving through the meaning of Immanuel.
  As you wander through the fold and
  Grow beyond the mother's hold, may
  You remember you’re a child of God.
 
  And may God's face shine upon you
  With an everlasting smile,
  Showing you the meaning of Immanuel.
  May it mean that God is with you everywhere.
  (We will draw near.)
  May you know that God is with you everywhere.
  (We will draw near.)
  Immanuel!
  Immanuel!
 
  May the hands of the father hold you.
(We will draw near!)
  May the arms of the mother keep you.
(We will draw near!)
  May the face of the son shine on you.
  (We will draw near!)
  May grace be a lesson to you.
  (We will draw near!)
  May peace be a river through you.
  (We will draw near!)
  May you know that God is with you.
  (We will draw near!)
  Immanuel!
  Immanuel!


10/05:

  Epigraph to Thirty Birds
 
  Come, you lost Atoms,
    to your Center draw,
     and be the ...Mirror...
   
  --- Farid Ud-din Attar


10/06:

  Moleskin 5.3: Lingering River
 
  Let me linger for a moment now, back at my sixth home and its place on the Buffalo River: a muddy river, full of the soil of the fields around it; a rising river in the spring, finding its way into our basement from time to time; a meandering river that shapes its own valleys in the shadow of the Red River of the North; a river of gravel road bridges and big mud turtles. My mother had her small job of reading and reporting the river heights at the bridge station just down the hill from our home; my father worked at the church up the hill on the other side of the river, a quarter mile down and up that hill. I swam in the Buffalo River, as muddy as it was, and I explored the woods behind our house that bordered the river and give it riparian solace. I met neighbors and friends my own age all along the river: across from us, the Akers; a mile east and south, the Horpedahls. Spiritually I am still sitting, will always be, along that river, with water that seems to barely move.

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