Walk softly upon the earth.
May its beauty forever surround you,
its wonders forever astound you.

May its wisdom delight you,
its music invite you
to dance and to play and to sing.

May you love and be loved by all that you meet;
may you know and practice compassion.

Rejoice in the earth and in all of creation.
Rejoice in life.

a parting blessing - alfred v. fedak - 2008
Written in memory of a departed friend.
Choral anthem published by Selah Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, PA.