Thursday, May 04, 2006

Refuge by the Sea

Sunday, April 30, 2006 ~ Pacific Grove, California

Asilomar is a name created from the Spanish words meaning refuge and sea. Yet, unlike the calm waters of neighboring Monterey Bay, the ocean here roils constantly against rocks both seen and unseen.

The waters - and the lighthouse that warns sailors against them - would seem to offer neither refuge nor safety, would seem to mock their name and the very notion of foundation.

Yet the ocean’s passionate churnings remind me that this is less a retreat from the world than an opportunity to connect with the source of life, the waters of life, the passion of life...and that it is that very passion that is our source, our refuge and our foundation.

You can view a larger version of this drawing, titled "New Foundation," or purchase a copy, on my web site.

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