After the death of Snowball, the rabbit, I needed a spiritual practice that accessed my grief and helped me with it. I decided to write a prayer a day. Eventually, my publisher brought them out as "Prayers for Animals." My friend Pamela Nelson had the wonderful idea to do "An Animal Prayer Rug" which was reproduced on the back cover. She had not read this prayer when she created this painting; but she intuitively included paw prints.
Today, I just heard from someone who had been sent this prayer. It's thoughts were perfectly timed for me this morning.
Are your angels really hovering in the sky?
Because I think I just saw one walking by
Leaving paw prints in the snow
Cloven tracks in the mud
A slug trail on the sidewalk
Hoofprints . . .
How near they are. How holy they are.