If goodness lead him not, yet weariness
May toss him to My breast.

-George Herbert

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My American Hero

"The deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear Brothers, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are." - Thomas Merton: The Asian Journal

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mann und Frau den Monde betrachtend - Caspar David Friedrich

Feeling gloomy, autumnal and German...so naturally I had to post something by the morose and sublime Caspar David Friedrich.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This is what a bishop is supposed to be. "If governments knew how subversive contemplative prayer is, they would ban it." - Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sir Kay Breaketh His Sword at ye Tournament - Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle was one of the great lights of the Golden Age of illustration. Along with his pupil, the magnificent N.C. Wyeth, he is among the greatest of American illustrators. The above is from his book, The Story of King Arthur and his Knights.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

View From Cookham Bridge - Sir Stanley Spencer

One of the glories of twentieth century British art. Don't you want to be standing on that bridge in the pale sunlight, smelling the water?