"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)

Stumbling Into Light: Part 8

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A time of quiet

Monks at Kurisumala in silent meditation after Mass

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4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Of what is the flooring made?

    January 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    • The floor itself is concrete throughout the monastery. In the church that is overlaid by a wall-to-wall coir covering, plus a scattering of brightly-covered jute mats.

      I was pre-warned that there was no seating as such but the monks kindly reserved a space for me on the bench at the back of the church.

      January 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Coir matting is what we had in the living room at home in Wales, not warm, or comfortable!

    Very kind of them to reserve you a place on the bench; I should be unable to stand for long without some hope of a seat.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    • I’m the same: gentle walking and sitting are normally fine, but standing for any length of time, or trying to sit on the floor, are quite problematic!

      January 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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