"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Path Home



“Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes, custodi nos dormientes, ut vigil emus cum Christo et requiescamus in pace.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace:
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum:
Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.”

Save us, Lord, while we are awake, protect us while we sleep,
that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

At last, all-powerful Master,
You give leave to your servant to go in peace, according to your promise.
For my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared for all nations,
The light to enlighten the Gentiles and give glory to Israel your people.


Picture of the mist-touched avenue, leading away from Kopua monastery in North Island, New Zealand.

6 responses

  1. You just move from one area of beauty to another it seems. What a mystical view.

    March 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

    • It’s a truly mystical place, Susan, both in atmosphere and location. I hope very much that one day I will be able to return..

      March 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    An avenue that has its own mist…

    March 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    • Decidedly “up market”!

      March 23, 2012 at 5:57 am

  3. the photo looks very other-worldly. Like a vision or something. And the crossing of paths – it’s like something out of a dream …

    March 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

    • Yes, that last morning’s vista seemed clad in symbolism..

      March 23, 2012 at 5:59 am

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