–Celebrating the 7 Sundays before the Feast of St Joseph on March 19–
I feel power and beauty in my body. This is new. New because it is not the power and beauty of youth.
Like most in my culture, I suppose I have been the victim of unconsciously thinking that youth’s strengths were the only ones.
But slowly I have awakened–God knows how–to a power and beauty in me that comes from age, from my age. My body: precious, vulnerable, lifelong instrument of my soul!
–Jeremy Driscoll in A Monk’s Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World