I’m on retreat this week. In an effort to quiet my thoughts and open my heart, I signed up for a silent retreat at a local convent.
The format is simple: eat, pray, paint. From dawn until dusk we’ll fill canvasses with paint as a form of prayer. Food is grown on the convent grounds. Teacher is a nun with a considerable portfolio. Do I know how to paint? Nope. Do I know how to be silent? Infrequently. But I do know how to eat and pray, so I’m half way there.
I’ve asked one of our culture scouts, Karen Hanrahan, aka Mother Earth to guest blog in my absence. And I have some posts stored up in the cupboard to keep things lively.
Wish me luck!
photo by Olahuas care of Flickr