|A Cottage by the Sea||
It occurs to me that if you want to be completely alone, the place to go would be a city you don’t know.
Iona is almost certainly a more exuberantly joyful and relaxed place to be now that it was in Columba’s time.
I am alone, and can do anything. I am alone and not lonely I have come to the end of my time on the island without writing what I set out to write….I feel more than ever before, that I am a writer.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
Hope does not tell us that soon life will be the same again as it was before the loss. No, hope tells us that life will go on, differently, yes, but go on nevertheless.
A life that is too comfortable makes spiritual growth difficult. Food, clothing, and lodging should be adequate, but not excessive.
Thich Nhat Hanh