Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Week in a Monastery

Many of you know that spend a week each January in silent retreat at the Gethsemani monastery in rural Kentucky. It's always one of the best weeks of the year, and I consistently leave with new insights and perspectives.  The sketch here captures the small cemetery that each retreatant passes through as they enter the monastery.  Please see the entire series at my blog, www.jamesrichardssketchbook.com
A light snowfall adds to the deep quiet of the monastery grounds, only occasionally interrupted by the church bells.

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  1. Lovely image, with the trees and stone breaking the frame edge. A week of silence that would truely be a challenge.

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    1. Thanks Judith. It's a challenge at first, but feels very natural after a few days.

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