by: rose marie
September 23, 2011
The subject of today’s blog is a glorious one: patience!
First of all it is my number 100 blog and therefore already significant. Also, it is the beginning of the fall season. The season where the first step into the long and dark winter period starts which also is about patience…
The next thing is that I am trying to remedy an odd occurrence of my internet connection from the Mac that I use to write my blog from. This is also a matter of exercising a lot of patience. Real fodder for the practice of this virtue!
This time I have chosen a picture from the inner court of the abbey of the monastery located at St. Michel de Cuixa, in the Pyrenees Oriental, Languedoc. The place where the monks used to walk, meditate and pray. A place where patience was being practiced, year after year, day after day….
One of the most beautiful monasteries in this area and again one superbly located at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains. It is known for it’s healing waters, for it’s convergence of ley lines (like in Glastonbury, UK) and for it’s very pretty stonework. I always look for an opportunity to go there.
The drive there leads one through beautiful and oftentimes deserted countryside and then arriving at such a divine place, which goes beyond religious, is quite astounding.
This centuries old complex has a lot of features that are worth a visit.
So … come with me and let’s enjoy going there…..