Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Iron Gate at Chaindon Church



It had been a long two weeks, and my nerves were frazzled no end. I could feel the tingles crawling over my scalp as fatigue overtook me; the double espresso I'd just downed having really no effect at all.

As I drove home from the hospital, my eyes fell upon this ancient church I've long wished to visit. High up on a grassy knoll, half surrounded by towering, regal trees, it stands as a beacon... but of what I couldn't say. I found myself turning left at the intersection, driving up into green fields and pulling the car to a stop. There were people at home who needed me - but at this moment, I needed me more. I needed the silence of wind whispering through trees, the eery calm of an empty, seemingly desolate cemetary.

I will share more pictures with you this week - snapshots of an inner revival and utter peace.

15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

hospital?! hospital?! dearie, please share!

Changes in the wind said...

Ditto to texwisgirl...

Meg said...

You have the most gorgeous buildings in your hometown. I hope you and your family get the rest they need soon. Praying for you. *Hugs*

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful! We all need moments like that. Praying all is well with you and yours. Carla

Dawn said...

Hope everything is ok.....hugs. And more hugs.

Diane AZ said...

It does look like a peaceful place and the iron fence is charming. I hope is well now for you.

Out on the prairie said...

Some lovely thoughts to explore.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm glad you found some solace in this place. Hope things are better today.

PS -- I did get the horse vase at the green jello thrift store. I couldn't stand it any longer! :)

Randy said...

So happy you took some time for yourself. It's very important time, for you and for those who love you.
Sending you positive thoughts and a big hug!

Ola said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems:( Yes, sometimes we all need time only for ourselves

Pam said...

You do well to stop and catch your breath and calm your mind before heading home to care for others.. I hope you found a bit of peace in your 'me time'.. Alli. May all your prayers be answered soon.

xoxo,
Pam

Pam said...

Good morning, Sunshine :D
just stop to say Hi and wish you and yours well!

xoxo,
Pam

John McElveen said...

Phenomenal pic--I always wonder--are fences for keeping things Out-- or IN!

JOhn

Trisha said...

Such a beautiful view. I hope that all is going well :) Big hugs!

Pam said...

Good morning, Sunshine.. just a friendly Hi and Hug.. hope all is well.
xo,
mother hen :)