In Memoriam, September 11, 2001

In Remembrance, September 11, 2001

Traditional Irish Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within. May the blessed sunshine shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire, so that the stranger may come and warm himself at it, and also a friend.

And may the light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the two windows of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm, and may the blessings of the rain be on you — the soft, sweet rain. May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up and shed their sweetness on the air. And may the blessings of the Great Rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines, and sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the Earth be on you — the great round earth, may you ever have a kindly greeting for those you pass as you’re going along the roads. May the earth be soft under you when you rest upon it, tired at the end of a day, and may it rest easy over you when at the last, you lay out under it; may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be off from under it quickly and up and off, and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you all and bless you kindly.


May your loved ones watch over you and protect you.

May your loss be never forgotten, but your pain ease, until you embrace again.

Lady Boomer NYC, New York, September 11, 2008

8 thoughts on “In Memoriam, September 11, 2001

  1. What a beautiful blessing!

    The Irish surely do have a way with words.

    Thank you so much for posting it.


  2. LB,
    how are you? long time no see or hear. let’s meet soon.
    the race is unsettling and i do hope the repubs have some more tricks up their sleeves…it’s time for the media to corner bambi now. make him answer straight without the reliance on ummms and uhhhs…
    ciao, for now-

  3. Hi Lady Boomer,
    I was delighted to stumble upon your beautiful post.
    I have met a lot of Irish soldiers on this journey, I believe drawn to this battle by their loyalty, heartfelt sentimentality and dedication to seeing justice prevail.
    miss and luv ya, robin
    (hill 08 now hopeful)

  4. Thank you all for your comments and for participating in the remembrance, letting what happened touch you on a personal level. 9/11 this year for me was a very sad day here in NYC. I stayed at home all day and wept a bit, thinking of families and how they still grieve.

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