Today I want to acknowledge you for 33 years of faithful service. And I apologize, because I have not always been a compassionate custodian. I have cut, starved, stuffed, stretched, sold, poisoned, criticized, shamed, denied, and otherwise abused you many times. But you, Mother Goddess incarnate, have proved resilient, flexible, strong, intuitive, forgiving, and capable of the most immense Love I have ever witnessed. Thank you for unfolding through me, in spite of my tampering, in deeper understanding of me than I have had for myself. Thank you for showing me the way: one day, one sacred breath at a time.