This quotation arrived in my inbox today, and it made me realize again how grateful I am to have the friends and family that I have.
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
theologian, philosopher, physician
It reminds me of Sara Hickman's song, "We Are Each Other's Angels," which has been a favorite since the first time I heard it, performed live in Austin, TX. (I cried like a baby for missing my grandmother, who had recently died.) Every person on the planet should own Sara's CD called "Spiritual Appliances." (I realize the title of the song and the CD sound all religious-y. This is not the case with the CD as a whole.) For those of you who occasionally ride around in the Cheerio Mobile with me, you'll know Sara by her kinder-fare: "Newborn," "Toddler," and "Big Kid" are three CDs that are in heavy rotation in my car CD changer.
Anyway, here is part of the lyric from the song. Come to think of it, I may have posted this here before. Oh, well. Can't hurt to read it again! I can't write out the first or last verses because they will make me cry. You're just going to have to go buy the song from itunes. (Yes, I'm talking to YOU, RV!) Here's the middle verse:
Sometimes you'll stumble. Sometimes you'll just lie down.
Sometimes you will get lonely with all these people around.
You might shiver when the wind blows or you might get blown away.
You might lose a little colors. You might lose a little faith.
But we are each other's angels and we meet when it is time.
We keep each going and we show each other signs.
Yes, we are each other's angels. (I've forgotten how to fly.)
Yes, we are each other's angels. (Won't you show me how to fly?)