Into the Sanctuary


It all depends on the capacity of the soul to be grasped, to have its life-currents absorbed by what is given.

William James

On this day, the morning of August 3, 2016, I am retreating from the world, at least for a day, perhaps longer. For weeks, I have been immersed in people—family, friends, new acquaintances—and while soaking in the glow of their conversations, I unknowingly cut the moorings that secured me to the sanctuary that feeds my inner life. I have done this before, and there has always been a price to pay. I paid a heavy one this time. In response, with school and its daily crowd arriving in less than two weeks, I again retreat to my true shelter, my interior. I plan to begin a series of blind blogs, drafting my daily thoughts as before with the intention of launching them on the blog at a later time. For now, the blog and facebook will have to be laid aside.  It is time to find myself before I merge onto the school freeway. There is so much to sort out.

I have drawn strength daily from my dear readers’ kind comments, and I will miss that contact. I plan to return.

Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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7 Responses to “Into the Sanctuary”

  1. Vidya Krull Says:

    Enjoy your retreat. And do come back and share more of your fabulous artwork! ☺


  2. Brien Nicolau Says:

    We all know you need this time so retreat in the knowledge that we are thinking of you…….and of course, eagerly anticipating what lies ahead. Safe travels and peace my friend.


  3. Skeeter Murley Says:

    I often wonder how you find the time to paint, blog, teach, read….
    Enjoy your time away! I look forward to seeing more artwork in the future. By the way, love the Eureka Springs Train!


    • davidtripp Says:

      Skeeter, I appreciate so much your kind encouragement. I no longer had the time to do all the above, so I retreated for a season. It feels good, connecting again.


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