I’m helping with a silent retreat at the Jesuit retreat house on the prairie just south of Denver. Each morning and evening a small herd of mule deer is outside my window grazing in our very large yard (circa 250 acres).
I’ll be back on Monday.
Today’s post — Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali # 5
I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side,
The works that I have in hand
I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face
my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil
in a shoreless sea of toil.
Now is the time to sit quiet,
face to face with thee
and to sing dedication of life
in this silent and overflowing leisure.