Photos and Notes from Iona

A few photos, with items I’ve written in my journal over the past few days in Iona, Scotland.

“Does the road wind uphill all the way?

Yes, to the very end.

Will the journey take the whole long day?

From morn to night my friend.”

-Christina Rossetti

“Welcome, O Life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”

James Joyce

“Approach the secret places of (your) soul, and there be attentive to the ‘inner teaching’ that God has placed within (you) regarding your essential goodness, and what (you) should do.”

John Philip Newell, A Celtic Spirituality

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path.”

Gautama Buddha

“I need to know

how the water can be so blue

the sand so white, and

how the sky can be so infinite.


about the sense that this life

will pass

into water, sand, sky

I must know more of this!

To behold

To be held

To be still

and know.”

-by me