Infinite Mansion 3


photoWe always light a candle for Mack in the various churches we visit. Today we each lit a candle at Michaelerkirche circa 1217. The ancient church was a hub of activity today; you can see a guy carrying a ladder in the background of the photo, he climbed up to change lightbulbs while we were there. There was a choir practicing Gregorian chants and others helping folks at the Information Table. We sat for a while and enjoyed the energy.

I couldn’t help but reflect upon a quote I read earlier in the day from Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941):

In desperate hope I go and search for her in all the corners of my house. I find her not.

My house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained.

But infinite is thy mansion, my Lord, and seeking her I have come to thy door.

 

 


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  • Dan Sheerin

    Chris – your and Rabindranath’s resplendent reflections reminded me a bit of some excerpts from WB Yeats’ Song of the Wondering Aengus (Yeats and Tagore endorsed each other’s work):

    ” … Though I am old with wandering
    Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
    I will find out where she has gone,
    … And pluck till time and times are done
    The silver apples of the moon,
    The golden apples of the sun.”