Spent some time this afternoon seeing what would work on the PC. My collection for pictures from the Northwest and The Hubble Telescope. This shot of a star cloud that's stellar nursary seemed to fit this piece if only because the colors are so magnificent.
I waken my soul at the harp of poets:
String of joy,
String of peace,
String of truth,
Resound in my heart, my soul, my mouth.
May your soul be preserved in harmony
From Winters day
To Winters night.
I don the Breastplate of Wisdom,
The nine jewels of the gifted ones:
Song of poetry,
Sustenance of reflection,
Strength of meditation,
Deepening of lore,
Response of research,
Replenishment of knowledge,
Illumination of intelligence,
Nurture of understanding,
Exaltation of wisdom.
The nine jewels of bards and druids
Shield and protect my soul
From scathe this Winters day.
Sustainer of Life, giver of Death
May I be held in your blessed balance
This Winters day.
From the Celtic Devotional by Caitlin Matthews