Seattle had another snowstorm today. These images are from the one we enjoyed on Sunday. Lots of play and frolicking happening here at the Abbey today. And our dog Winter loves to play in the snow, who would have guessed?
It’s great to live by the spirit, to testify day by day for eternity, only what’s spiritual in people’s minds. But sometimes I’m fed up with my spiritual existence. Instead of forever hovering above I’d like to feel a weight grow in me to end the infinity and to tie me to earth. I’d like, at each step, each gust of wind, to be able to say “Now.” Now and now” and no longer “forever” and “for eternity”. . . it would be rather nice coming home after a long day to feed the cat, like Philip Marlowe, to have
Christmas blessings my dear Abbey friends! May the angels of winter carry you through the long nights and inspire many dreams. *(angels found in Vienna)
I am heading off to the desert for a time of Lenten retreat and leave you with some rainy day images from the Kubota Japanese Garden here in Seattle. The desert mothers and fathers will be my companions for this journey. My heart is ready to move into silence to listen for a deeper voice. I’ll let you know some of what I discover upon my return. (Click here for a visual meditation on tulips.)
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