Did you know that a woman wrote about a near-term experience in 14th century England? She is called Julian of Norwich, and her account is titled Revelations of Divine Love. She actually wrote of her experience rwice, and it took her 20 years to finish revising the first version. Like Whitman with Leaves of Grass, she spent decades raising her text to maurity.
“And then with his sweet grace, continuing in the work of meek prayer, we come to him now in this life by many secret touches of sweet spiritual sights and feelings, given to us as our simple souls may bear. And this is done, and shall be done, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, until we die in longing for love.”
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I headed to the small yet stunning wildflower prairie at Hermon Woodlands this morning with my 50mm lens. Here in Allen County among the wildflowers we have Black Eyed Susans, Echinacea, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bergamot and Gray-Headed Coneflowers in bloom. I’ve taken the liberty of capitalizing all of their titles because they looked like royalty on this sunny July morning.
There comes a time when a blog gives birth to another one. Intensity Without Mastery is proud to announce the arrival of Spotted in Lima, who was born yesterday morning. The labor lasted 19 years and stalled many times. After years of worry that her pregnancy was a false one, the mother realized that her baby would refuse to be born without a name worthy of her.
In other words, I’ve wanted to create a photo-focused blog for a very long time. I’ve started and scrapped such a plan several times over the years. The problem was focus, and the name Spotted in Lima has given me one. That phrase occurred to me like a proverbial bolt from the blue a couple days ago, and I didn’t sift it away like so many other thoughts that appear and fade away like scattered showers.
Right now the blog platform is just a simple and easy one. I don’t know what the future holds for this new arrival, but the nursery is ready.