Sunday, July 5, 2015

Monastery Style...quiet living

"Deep rivers run quiet."
~Haruki Murakami


"My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk."
~John Keats

"Listen to me in silence, O coastlands..." Isaiah 40

"The woods are silent with the sleep of doves, The valleys with the sleep of streams."
~Thomas Merton

"The windows are open, let the psalms fly in."
~Thomas Merton

When we bought our home its Mediterranean architecture reminded us of a Monastery. We envisioned the way that we would inhabit its space to create a seaside sanctuary. The Monastery style has a gentleness of sacred beauty that provides rest. It is a thoughtful way of living in simplicity with minimal furnishings, natural light, openness, and soft shades of sea and earth.  Now that our third child has moved out, there is empty space and quiet that creates a sanctuary atmosphere.  Slowly our home is becoming a refuge of peace and a place of quiet living...  a Seawashed Sanctuary.

"Let there be a place somewhere in which you can breathe naturally and quietly...A place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns."
~Thomas Merton

Soon I am beginning a new Sunday Posting from my 'In The Quiet' blog instead of Seawashed Sundays.  It will simply be called In The Quiet.  I do not know if I will post every Sunday but it will be a post of quiet contemplation.  

A restful Sunday to you.

Sea Tidings,

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