Posts Tagged: This Side and Beyond

Seeds sent to me… Thomas Merton

It is God’s love that speaks to me in the birds and streams; but also behind the clamor of the city God speaks to me in His judgments, and all these things are seeds sent to me from His will.

If they would take root in my liberty, and if His will would grow from my freedom, I would become the love that He is, and my harvest would be His glory and my own joy.

Thomas Merton,Seeds of Contemplation

Happy Easter!

I desired you in the night

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early.

De nuit je t’ai désiré de toute mon âme, et dès le point du jour je te rechercherai de mon esprit.

Med min sjel lengtes jeg efter dig om natten, og med min ånd søkte jeg dig.

Isaiah 26:9

How is Good Friday good?

Because we remember an act of love,
Not resignation but freedom to accept hatred and its consequences
We believe that this hatred does not win in the end.
Because it cannot destroy love.

Johnny Cash: “Redemption”

30 silver pieces

Hildegard von Bingen – Voice of the Blood

The Coming – R S Thomas

What do you see and what does it say?

Mothering Sunday – Comme une bouteille à la mer

Family tree

We find ressemblance where we feel we belong

Some people are not family but they are a kind of lineage, of the mind and of the heart. An inspiration in the dedication of their life.

Etty Hillesum

Josef Sudek

Louis Aragon

Marilyn Monroe