May the Waters gathered here remind us
of what each of us brings to this community and
of the waters that nourished us before we were even born,
that continue to give us sustenance and energy for our life journeys.
and for all creatures on this earth.
May we gratefully continue to swim to the other side.*
*This phrase is in reference to the song "Swimming to the Other Side" by UU singer-songwriter, Pat Humphries.