Friday, 17 May 2013

Slip away



So they went off in a boat
to a quiet place
where they could be by themselves

(Mark 6:32)





8 comments:

Philip Wood said...

I'm glad to be reminded of this verse. In these days of cuts and austerity I fear the loss of quiet spaces. Another kind of poverty! It is hard to escape the overhang of traffic noise. The preservation and creation of quiet - a 21st Century vocation.

Ember said...

Yes! In the last couple of years we had concentrated on growing vegetables in our garden, but had begun to feel oppressed by utilitarianism. We planted trees (several fruit trees) and we have loads of herbs, so our garden is still somewhat productive foodwise, but mainly this year we have concentrated on making a peaceful green space for birds, bees and butterflies. It is like a small patch of countryside in the town now, and really feeds our souls.

gretchen said...

i love the 'vocation' of preserving and creating quiet spaces. we need them more all the time. my own space here in the american midwest is 'the house of keeping still' (from one of the i ching hexagrams.) blessings on your quiet spaces.

Ember said...

"The House of Keeping Still". Beautiful.

Rebecca said...

In about 8 days, God-willing, I will be doing just that....

Ember said...

:0) May it be a time of peace and refreshment. x

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Amen...enough is said in those few words

Ember said...

:0)