On the occasion of our family's departure from Indian Neck, Virginia after five years.
Oct 2, 2007
A white farmhouse on a hill where our souls could breathe in nature. A sabbatical; and search for God. Our prayer was offered on a hot summer day in the city. One morning, as the irises bloomed, I stood on the grass by the well and opened my eyes, and saw God's love pouring down from the sky above and springing up from the earth below. Our little valley with its horizon of trees and crops on each side of the barn, with the sunlight playing in the leaves above me, Has become my prayer room. Late at night, I stand in the field and bathe in the aura of the sad-faced moon, Knowing that one day we can ask God to restore its smile. Gathered with dear friends around a winter solstice bonfire, sharing music and song; Finding heartistic resonance and kindness everywhere. These are memories of Indian Neck The outdoor altar where Muh-shay-wah-NUH-toe, the Great Spirit lives. Where one can embrace God and embrace His children with His love.
"Muh-shay-wah-NUH-toe" is Virginia Algonquian for "Great Spirit".
Virginia Algonquian is the ancient language of the Rapphannock Indian Tribe.
Indian Neck, Virginia is the center of their tribal lands.
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”