6pm: Twilight Reflection (A Lenten Pause)

This season of Lent, I am focusing on the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Each week, I offer you a poem and piece of gradually changing art for each pause. Last week, we rested at the Hour of Wisdom (3pm). This week, we break at 6pm, the Twilight Hour. A wonderful book greatly aiding me through this series is Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr. You’ve touched ribbons of sunlight with your fingertips. Now, the shimmer of moonbeam awaits your presence. You’ve arrived, to the edge of the day, where the sun kisses the moon. The verge of rest…

3pm: All Shall Be Well (Lenten Pause)

This season of Lent, I am focusing on the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Each week, I offer you a poem and piece of gradually changing art for each pause. Last week, we rested at the Hour of Illumination(12pm). This week, we break at 3pm, the Hour of Wisdom. A wonderful book greatly aiding me through this series is Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr. Here we are, midafternoon, By now, the day has 
witnessed us trip up, led astray, race quick Ashes have fallen upon us 
in word and deed, we swept in by the waves of life:…

Thin Places.

Today is Samhain, a feast day for Celtics to say goodbye to one half of the year (light/harvest) and welcome in the another half of the year (dark/winter). This day also coincides with All Saint’s Day, a day set aside in the Christian calendar to celebrate those in our lineage who have passed on. Christine Valters-Painter has a wonderful article about Samhain here. Below is my offering to you… a poem to consider the liminal spaces of our lives. In the thin places, sacred and profane near. Their energy vibrates, whirls around death and life. Ancient and newly birthed blow…