For my son

​It has been 17 years, 9 months and a day since you began in me…

This artist, science geek, fish, fix-it, historian, intelligent, articulate, funny, sarcastic, beautiful, loving person that you are.

You carry within the same force that built the Universe, and holds dark matter, stars, planets, moons, constellations, systems, and all that makes up the gazillion miles of space – in Ba\lance.

…And you carry the infinite depth of love that is echoed through all life within you.

In the days, weeks, months and years to come: remember to never let the darkness overwhelm your light, keep it in balance…

Honor that which is greater than all our linear limited imaginings, allow this greatness space to move within you, and fill out the pieces in you that yearn to be whole…
Seek wisdom as earnestly as you seek knowledge…
Treasure time, connections, and love as much and more than you cherish acquiring accolades, accomplishments and wealth…
And in each breath you take, each heartbeat,… always be your most authentic self – flaws and all. Acknowledge and embrace who you are and improve the parts that need to grow…
Smile, laugh, cry, dance, love, be passionate, be gentle, be strong, be afraid but never paralyzed by that fear…
Be every moment you are in and live,Live, LIVE!

– dahlia holmes Sabbath, July 23, 2016 6:20 am