Thursday, June 12, 2008

PEACE BE WITH YOU

Behind me 27 fourteen-year-olds lie sleeping on the floor. In front of me lies miles of ocean, calm and settled, Both the water and the sea of bodies will awaken soon, stir and start their days. But for now there is stillness, quiet, and rest.

At the graduation Mass on Tuesday, we all joined hands and said the "Our Father." When the prayer was over hands were dropped, and arms embraced in the sign of peace. Tears filled my eyes as I reached and hugged those around me, and heard the chorus all around saying, "Peace be with you."

The 27 bodies that lie prone inside the house have been together so long, some don't remember a time they didn't know each other. Through those years they have become a family, with all the pros and cons having a family entails. There have been highs and lows, drama and tedium.

But today there is just peace.

Peace be with you.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

And also with you.

Deb said...

And with you.

Jerri said...

And also with you.

Anonymous said...

And also with you.

lo said...

and also with you
xolo

Eileen said...

Peace and love be with you. Today and always.
XOXOX

marge said...

And also with you.
much love

Michelle O'Neil said...

Beautiful.