Monday, December 21, 2009

Celestial Blues and Singing Pinks

I think that my favourite place of meditation at Temenos  is a place so small that, if you're not careful, you might even miss it.  Walk along the gravel path past the crumpled pink silk rock roses.

From a distance all that can be seen is a white octagonal structure with long, narrow arched windows picked out with light blue paint.  Intriguing and worth further exploration.

Skirting these striking purple daisies ...

... and finding a tiny shady dell with an inviting garden chair placed just so, encouragement to relax for a while on a hot day.
But now, visible beneath a window, is a small notice board and it reads Temore - Inner Temple of the Heart.

When I opened the door of the chapel, nothing prepared me for the rush of heavenly blue that engulfed me.

The sunlight pouring through the stained glass landed on the blue floor and bounced off the blue walls.


There are small benches at the back of the chapel, absolutely necessary for sinking on to so that you can immerse yourself in the uplifting, celestial hues all around.  The sense of peace and tranquillity that envelopes you is something quite extraordinary. 
On the floor, an engraved painted lotus flower with a votive candle in the centre.

Exquisite blues, gentle amethysts and tender pinks.

I only realised later when I was arranging my pictures for this posting how I had been influenced by the pinks and mauves of the stained glass windows.


3 comments:

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said... [Reply to comment]

I shall never tire of the brilliant colours you produce here.
What a gem you are.
It has been one my greatest pleasure as a blogger to make your acquaintance and I WISH you every happiness this season.
All the very best to you and yours now and always.
Sincerely,
Simone.

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said... [Reply to comment]

The brilliant blue is just wonderful. I really like how you captured the reflection of the glass, it's a cool effect.

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rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Goodness, that was a delightful surprise! Such blues!

Wishing you a very happy Christmas, and looking forward very much to seeing your beautiful photos next year.

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