Thursday, May 7, 2015
Nor Time For Times
'Do not seek repose here, for this is a world of toil.
And if you can discern wisely, do not change time for time;
what is permanent for what is not;
what does not end for what ends;
nor truth for lying;
nor body for shadow;
nor watching for slumber;
nor that which is in season for that which is out of season;
nor the Time for the times.
Collect your mind;
do not let it wander among varieties that do you no good.'
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Painting: John William Waterhouse, Windswept