Fragrance

The Night lingers
So does her bashful smile

An answer to Stephanie

I have been many times to Rome, but this time I finally made it to Santa Maria in Trastevere. Visiting this church was the most meaningful moment of the whole trip.

Unbelievable beauty, the exquisite mosaics there were breathtaking, like the whole mighty silence inside, like the gorgeous paintings and the whispering perennial light…Time stood still…You could feel the vague whisper of eternity…

Out of the blue some monks began to sing the most otherworldly chants…At this point I no longer knew whether this was happening or I was dreaming.

In moments like this, you feel that this is the “real” reality. My life aspiration is this quiescent beauty, this pure space permeated by the sweet fragrance of timeless candor, this generous sense of order, this all-embracing Presence when all the ages become Now…

 Linger with this a little while…