When I listen to music just to close my eyes and listen to music–perhaps to stare into the fire but nothing more.
When I read, to give myself to reading alone, tasting the words for their flavor and not rushing across the page.
When I walk, just to walk.
When I listen, to listen with my heart.
And when I pray, to pray down to the core of my soul.
(A short video from a quiet walk last fall on the Oregon Coast at Gearhart).
February 25, 2017