＋ The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14, 2014 ＋
Ut ponant in Deo spem suam et non obliviscantur cogitationum eius et mandata eius custodiant.
image: Three crosses of Calvary and decorative border with flowers and a bird, Walters Ms. W.420, Almugavar Hours, fol. 289v,1510-1520 CE, The Walters Art Museum
Exaltatio Sanctae Crucis
Psychotherapist David Richo writes, “Our dark shadow can be called the cellar of our unexamined shame. Our positive shadow is an attic of our unclaimed valuables. Every person to whom we react with strong fear, desire, repulsion, or admiration is a twin of our own inner unacknowledged life. We have qualities, both positive and negative, that appear visibly in others, but are invisible in us and to us.”
—Christine Valters Paintner
"The tumult in the heart
keeps asking questions.
And then it stops and undertakes to answer
in the same tone of voice.
No one could tell the difference."
Elizabeth Bishop, from “Conversation,” The Complete Poems: 1927-1979 (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1983)