Wednesday, 1 June 2016

wide, sweet spaces

Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1
(Whistler's Mother)
James McNeill Whistler
Musée d'Orsay

Lord, let not our souls be busy inns
that have no room for thee or thine,
But quiet homes of prayer and praise,
where thou mayest find fit company,
Where the needful cares of life
are wisely ordered and put away,
And wide, sweet spaces kept for thee;
where holy thoughts pass up and down
And fervent longings watch and wait thy coming.

Julian of Norwich (1341 - 1415)

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