in gratitude to the lions who guard the saints
To the lions who have taken their solemn vows
To keep ever-watchful eyes on all that approaches
To carry concerns and worries so that others may continue without fear
And who bear burdens not their own upon their backs.
For your generosity we offer our gratitude and small sacrifices of time
We bring flowers and wine and wishes for your good health
Prayers for strength of body and mind.
We hope you hold your posts with pride
And remember always that whilst you guard the saints
The saints guard you as well.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.