Tuesday, December 9, 2008

From St. Francis of Assisi~

"No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence." 
~St. Francis of Assisi, 12th century Italian Saint.

This morning I started my day with this beloved Saint.  I hope he inspires you as much as he did me.


Such love does
the sky now pour,
that whenever I stand in a field,

I have to wring out the light
when I get

~ St. Francis of Assisi 1182-1226

I don't know about you, but my task for this day is to apply these words to my experience of living like a kind of holy salve and then simply notice what magic occurs.

And then again, perhaps it's something about Italian fields that basks one in a kind of indescribable radiance, because during our visit to Tuscany last spring I couldn't help but run through the fields doing ecstatic dances.


mamak said...

This is so beautiful...

Karen said...

Wonderful x

Art4Sol said...

Beautiful card and words of wisdom..thanks again.

ArtSparker said...

Lovely verse and visuals. Very warming to read, like a hot cup of tea.

Margaret Ann said...

Oh that image of you running in the fields...so exhuberant...Love it! :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Sandra Evertson

Chimera said...

I love the photo! And I love the Wring Out My Clothes poem. I had no idea St Francis was so lovely as a poet. Please give my regards to the gorgeous shadow playing cat too.
T x