"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 Liturgy Of The Hours: Compline


“We entrust ourselves to the night as if it were a great ocean from which we can fish up all sorts of wonderful things..”
From The Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast

Compline completes the Liturgy of the Hours.
Its end marks the beginning of the Great Silence


“Let all mortal flesh keep silence..”

Picture taken at sunset, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand

3 responses

  1. It struck me, perhaps because I had a good glass of a cabernet after a long day of work, that what appears to be a dusk or dawn photograph (beautiful) is like the music score below. It’s as if the photograph might be sung or played on an instrument. Perhaps it’s the wine.

    April 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

    • I could do with some of that wine!

      April 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

  2. Pingback: Through Fecund Darkness Into Great Silence.. | Neither Use Nor Ornament

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