Monday, December 14, 2009

Tree of Wisdom

Allow me one more quote from Thomas Merton: "There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom, the Mother of all, Naturans naturans. There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly, saluting me with indescribable humility. This is at once my own being, my own nature, and the Gift of my Creator's Thought and Art within me, speaking as Hagia Sophia, speaking as my sister Wisdom."

This pastel is 8x10 on colourfix paper.


Kelly M. said...

I'm hooked -- must find Merton's book; seems to be an appropriate time of year to read him, too. You have a level of patience that I envy, working on your series of canals and trees and rivers.

Bob Lafond said...

I am happy that you like the Merton quotes. Some people call it stubbornness, but I will take patience.