February 5, 2016

Mossy Wall
Mossy Wall

The walls at the retreat center were embellished with moss, luxurious because of recent rains.  Everything was mossy: the sidewalks, the walls, random stones, fallen branches.  The hills were velvety with fresh green, rich against the very blue skies that seem so common after rain.

I walked one afternoon after a morning shower, and the world truly did seem bathed anew.  We were isolated from the troubles of the world in this lovely place; I had to walk a distance from our buildings to get phone or mail connections, and generally did so only once a day.  No TV or radio; it was a freedom to be disconnected from “outside” and focus “inside.”  Retreat center it was.

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