Quiet for the Weekend-June 23/24, 2012

For now we see only a reflection 
as in a mirror; 
then we shall see face to face. 
Now I know in part; 
then I shall know fully, 
even as I am fully known.” 

1 Corinthians 13:12 

“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.
Carl Jung called this his shadow work. 
He said we never see others. 
Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. 
Shadows. Projections. Our associations.
The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room 
and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, 
in the bright sunlight.
The camera obscura.
Not the exact image, 
but everything reversed or upside down.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
May your weekend be rich
with intimations of heaven,
dear friends,
that place where we will see
each other and ourselves
and our Good God
in truth and beauty.
Joining up with Sandra and Deidra as we all take time to be
a little less busy,
a little more attentive,
a little more centered.

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  1. What are these beautiful flowers gracing the walkway? Enjoyed the variety of quotes.

  2. Joanne Norton says

    Gorgeous.  The photos just broke quickly into my heart.  And the shadow photo was a real heart-toucher..  Thank you for sharing so beautifully.

  3. pastordt says

    You are so welcome, Joanne. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. May I sit here a while? 

  5. Sharon O says

    such beauty…

  6. pastordt says

    Thank you, Sharon…

  7. I don’t like Jung, but oh, Tolkien!

  8. Jennifer Richardson says

    glad thanks for this nourishing stir,

  9. your post really spoke to me….thank you. 

  10. pastordt says

    Thanks for stopping by, Nikki.

  11. pastordt says

    You’re welcome and thanks for commenting, Jennifer.

  12. pastordt says

    Well see, I didn’t used to like Jung…but the longer I’m around, the more I see that he had a strange kind of wisdom into human nature. And I’m a pretty firm believer in the shadow side of myself and how it both enriches and messes up my life at times. I, personally, am not a Tolkien fan – and I know that makes me a way-outsider. But I’ve never gotten through the Hobbit, much less the trilogy. My loss, I’m sure.

  13. the sunlight and the son’s light both bring hope to the darkness … Thankful to the beauty of the light expressed HERE.

  14. pastordt says

    thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

  15. May the Heavenly Father continue to bless you this week!

  16. pastordt says

    And you as well, Rona.

  17. Just had to stop by to see your photos since we captured the same kind this weekend. And yours are so profuse. I have one plant with about four or five huge flowers in a flower bed at the front of my house.  I’ve had a lazy day of reading, its been glorious.

  18. I’ve had no opportunity to write anything for the weekend community, but your reflection and beautiful photos are such a blessing to me, Diana. Thank you so much!

  19. You’re so welcome, Carol. How is your aunt doing?