This prayer was sent to me by my dear friend Kathy and it is written by one of my favorite artists, Judy Chicago. I send it not only to those of you who are celebrating Rosh Hoshanna this week but to all of you. It is my hope that we all share a new year that is rich in love, hope, and kindness.
And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And both women and men will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another’s will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth’s abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young, and then all will cherish life’s creatures
And then all will live in harmony with each other on the Earth
And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.
By Judy Chicago