Peacemaking

First keep thyself in peace, and then shalt thou be able to be a peacemaker towards others. A peaceable man doth more good than a well-learned. Thomas Kempis It gnaws at me after a discussion and I work for weeks trying sort it out through writing. Document after document, word after word, tapped out, deleted,

Sehnsucht

We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes . . . Madeline L'Engle, The

Lying Fallow

When I am constantly running there is no time for being. When there is no time for being there is no time for listening. Madeline L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I can’t get the words out of my mind: a comment left here by Linda Wisniewski in which she used the term