Every few months, I am blessed by the generosity of my dear friends, Dominka Spetsmann and Linda Mahoney, innkeepers at Le Vatout, in Waldoboro, Maine. They welcome me to make retreat at their gorgeous and peaceful home, no fee asked. It’s a beautiful and restorative place, and I highly recommend you stay there, yourselves, sometime.
I was meant to go there, tomorrow, and spend a week. I had looked forward to this time, as I always do, with great anticipation.
I will be staying put.
We all have been effected by this last week, here in the Boston area, and around the world, each of us in our own way. I too, am feeling the aftershocks. And as much as Le Vatout is my home (you’d feel that same way once you’d been there), I need to be close to my partner, my pet, my community. I need not to be far away from my home, here in Somerville.
I will be keeping prayerful silence, as much as possible, during this week. I will only be posting quotes and perhaps pictures here on Facebook. I will be reading only Scripture and several other contemplative works. I will only be using my phone to send the daily Mass blessings. If you would like to be included in these intentions, and if you would like to receive the blessings. Let me know, too, the best way to send them to you.
I am dedicating this silence and meditation to peace, and to healing.