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The universe also blessed the timing of my visit with the visit of Maori Elder Pauline Tangiora of New Zealand. Grandmother Pauline was in route to Germany to receive the 2017 International Bremen Peace Award and wanted to visit with James Jereb of Stardreaming in Santa Fe. She and James have been friends for many years. The highlight of the ceremony at Stardreaming was Grandmother Pauline blessing the recently completed Grandchildren Circle and the Pyramid of Light. I felt so honored to witness this ceremony.
The Santa Fe Girls School
Their poetry teacher is Joan Logghe, Poet in Residence at The Santa Fe Girls School and former Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Joan challenged the girls to write poems based on the work Wave Rider. Each girl chose a quote from a poem; then wrote her own poem. Joan wrote “The girls responded deeply and beautifully to the quotes they chose.” I was invited to listen as each of the girls read her poem. Each girl spoke from her heart with wisdom and in alignment with themselves and each other. I have never been so honored.
I wrote in the Introduction to Wave Rider “In sharing these poems, I hope to provide some insight for others’ journeys and a reminder that none of us is alone.” Listening to the girls read their own poems, I was overcome with gratitude for the moment and understood that I had profoundly underestimated the possibilities of Wave Rider’s impact. Its audience is all of us. We can each take a line and make it our own. Wave Rider now belongs to the universe.