Friday, May 29, 2015

the cost

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 24, 2015

James River


No. Be sure of this: absolute stillness for as long as possible is best of all for you. 

-Meister Eckhart



Draw alongside the silence of stone until its calmness can claim you.

-John O’Donohue 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Thursday, May 14, 2015

the avowal

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.

-Denise Levertov

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

button jar

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but of uncovering the name we have always had.

-Richard Rohr

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Monday, May 04, 2015


" satisfied to let Gd lead you to sanctity by paths you cannot understand.”

-Thomas Merton