|A Cottage by the Sea||
I often say to myself, “How will I remember this day, this disappointment, this conflict, this misunderstanding, this sense of accomplishment, joy and satisfaction? How will they function in my ongoing task of self-interpretation?”
For the Celts, nature and especially trees, rivers and springs, had always had a sacred significance and provided a means of becoming aware of a divine presence.
May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing
When I am in foreign cities, I have come to prefer walking the streets or frequenting the stations, just to see ordinary people moving through their ordinary lives.
Iona of my heart, Iona of my love,
Instead of monks’ voices shall be the lowing of cattle;
But ere the world shall come to an end,
Iona shall be as it was.
To deliver oneself up, to hand oneself over, entrust oneself completely to the silence of a wide landscape of woods and hills, or sea, or desert; to sit still while the sun comes up over the land and fills its silences with light…. This is true and special vocation.