May the sun bring you new energy by day
May the moon softly restore you by night
May the rain wash away your worries
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know it’s beauty all the days of your life.

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be the shelter for each other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be the warmth for the other.
Now there is no more loneliness; you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life
together; and may your days be good and long upon the earth.

an Apache blessing

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