Wednesday, January 9, 2013

In The Quiet


I beg you to keep me in this silence so that I may learn from it
the word of your peace
and the word of your mercy
and the word of your gentleness to the world:
and that through me perhaps your word of peace may make itself  heard
where it has not been possible for anyone to hear it for a long time.
~ Thomas Merton

Spending more time in the quiet on these foggy  winter days...I think of the fields behind my cottage...the smell of the cold damp earth, the quiet of grey sky, and sleeping trees. Life slows down in the cold of winter. We are able to rest more and breath again.

Sea Tidings,

*photo~ unknown