Thursday, March 24, 2011


Mount Calvary Monastery and Retreat House - Santa Barbara, California.  Destroyed by fire November 14, 2008

Retreat, a time away from my regular routines, a time to reflect and restore, a time to study with others, a time to be.  Can I retreat into the sound of one note? Can I retreat into the sound of the words I utter?  Can I retreat into the souls of my ancestors - looking deeply, letting go, and restoring wholeness?

Beginning with a single breath, I softly retreat into my being.  Inspire - expire, and then again, and again, and then we don't.  What lies between the first inspiration and the final expiration?  Listen deeply to your answer, and sing the song that you hear.  Sing in such a way that all will listen.

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