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There have been calls from the community for a discussion of the way we use the Council process to build community, as well as a request for the poem I read in our closing circle. Here is the poem, as a way of starting the discussion of Council.
A Ritual To Read To Each Other
If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.
For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of childhood
storming out to play through the broken dyke.
And as elephants parade holding each elephant's tail,
but if one wanders the circus won't find the park,
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognize the fact.
And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider--
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.
For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give--yes or no, or maybe--
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.
by William Stafford
If all we did was see the ancient essences of Priestesses, Warriors, Prophets, Kings, and Queens among us, DAYENU!
If all we did was realized what it means to awaken to the call of the Shofar, DAYENU!
If all we did was tap stone to stick, and listen . . . DAYENU!
Sandra G. adds...
If all we did was put up the tent together and gather inside, Dayenu!
If all we did was listen to the sound of quail calling in the distance, Dayenu!
If all we did was wander through the desert under the bright sun, looking for, and finding our narrow places of stuckness, Dayenu!
If all we did was watch the vast dark sky and all its lights, Dayneu!
If all we did was eat Charoset, Dayenu!
If all we did was to enjoy sitting in friendship around the campfire and listening to the wind, Dayenu!
If all we did was hear the sound of the Ba'al "Tequilla", Dayenu!