have you ever gone to a service and gotten "splashed?"
Was it a surprise?
I suppose i had experienced this as a child and not paid attention.
The first time I noticed, it was exciting because the officiants dipped a pine branch into water
then waved the branch over the crowd
and everyone smelled the promise of evergreen
and felt the promise of dew
it was Brilliant!
Later i learned that was a one time inspiration, not what people expect in a blessing.
Too bad for me.
I learned that an Aspergillum is generally thought of as a man-made gadget -
that can hold a bit of water - and has holes in it so the water
(possibly "holy water")
can be "sprinkled" over the congregation.
Here's a cool concept:
Here's a definition : a brush or small perforated container with a handle that is used for sprinkling holy water in a liturgical service -
The thing is, I miss the mountains.
I miss walking in the forest,
hearing the sounds of nature
I would think it the Holiest of Blessing
to walk beneath a Redwood
after the rain
and, looking up, feel the drops upon my face
While sharing with you
i have decided
the idea of an Aspergillum
is humanity remembering God
and asking The Holy One
to cover us in Blessing
Love, Joy, Inspiration, Harmony
In the Aleph (The Hebrew "A")
of No Sound at all
Of Breath of Life
that leads to Everything
Takes us Home.