June 20, 2008

Sneaking away

I've tossed some books and clothes in the car, and I'm leaving the house while everyone else is still asleep. I'll be driving through miles of farmland until I arrive at the monastery, a cluster of buildings set high in the hills. I'll be spending the summer solstice on retreat, surrounded by farmland and woods, monks and sheep, sunshine and birdsong.

11 comments:

J. said...

enjoy

perfectly imperfect said...

sounds lovely.

Jennifer said...

Sounds great. I'm jealous.

Gawdess said...

what a wonderful thing to do.
peace to you, but it sounds like you will find it:)

hele said...

Knowing you are there in peace turns my moment into a monastery.

bsouth said...

Have a peaceful time - I feel sure you will. I'm with you in spirit.

PK said...

I'm already missing you and your lovely pictures and stories. Hope you have a perfect retreat!

richard said...

jo(e), you have no idea how jealous I am! Sounds wonderful - though I had hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire with my daughter tonight, so things aren't all bad here either.

Ampersand said...

so good to think of you back throwing the sheep again. ;)

and, i've been reflectin on all your recent posts and have to say, your summers rock!

Diane said...

sounds heavenly

zelda1 said...

You're so lucky. I'm spending my time writing my thesis, studying for world lit comps, and editing a book that will be published in my name. But all that is work and I want fun and slow and nice. Have fun and I hope you take lots of pictures.