Breathe with Me

A cloud of breath, artistically photgraphed

Breathe with me
Breathe with me—the breath of life
Inhale, Inspire, Inspiration,
Ruacḥ, Pneuma, Spiritus, the Holy Spirit
the many names for breath.

Breathe with me.
Know that with each breath we take in molecules of air
that were breathed by every person that ever lived.

Breathe with me,
and breathe the breath of Jesus, of Moses,
of Mohammed, of the Buddha.

Breathe with me,
and know that we are all interdependent,
that the spirit of life
flows through us all.

Breathe with me,
as we come together to do the holy work
of interconnection and relationship,
that our work here may be blessed.