I’m off today for the rest of the week to retreat with the Monks and the Clergy of the Diocese.  They say 15 hrs of silence a day is good for you…I’ll find out.  Our retreat study is: The Song of Solomon.

Behold, you are beautiful, my love,
   behold, you are beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
   behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
   leaping down the slopes of Gilead. 
Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes
   that have come up from the washing,
all of which bear twins,
   and not one among them has lost its young. 
Your lips are like a scarlet thread,
   and your mouth is lovely.
Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
   behind your veil. 
Your neck is like the tower of David,
   built in rows of stone;
on it hang a thousand shields,
   all of them shields of warriors.

Song of Solomon 4:1-4