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What Lives Inside Silence

I think we talk because what lives inside silence scares us.

-Linda Hogan

Where will your own “zona sacra” be found today?

(Photos taken at the Abbey of Montecassino in Italy)

© Christine Valters Paintner at Abbey of the Arts:
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5 Responses

  1. Oh, Christine…this is so beautiful.

    One of my sacra zonas is the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sacred Land of the Lakota. They call it Paha Sapa. I think I feel a deep sense of the Holy One there more than anywhere else.

    Love to you and Rebecca, too!

  2. Oh, Christine…this is so beautiful.

    One of my sacra zonas is the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sacred Land of the Lakota. They call it Paha Sapa. I think I feel a deep sense of the Holy One there more than anywhere else.

    Love to you and Rebecca, too!

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