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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

small stones of gratitude - day 6

thank you
for crying today
*Ranginui -
it meant that
I didn't have to

*Ranginui = Father sky in Māori mythology; in honour of Māori Language Week here in Aotearoa New Zealand, 4 July - 10 July.

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  1. This is beautiful. I got teary eyed when I read it.

  2. Thank you, Aubrie.
    It was a sad day.
    Kirsten x

  3. Love this one, Kirsten. Beautiful, touched my heart.

  4. Thanks so much, Terri.
    It's my favourite so far.
    Kirsten x

  5. You were quite right, Kirsten. Thank you. ~svetlana