a commitment to Other

lighting a candle

not a switch on the wall

to brighten the room

to slow time a bit

a deep breath

breathe in, breathe out

creating a space between

a threshold of a door

space between stages

“the liminal space”

leaving a calculative

mind and entering

a contemplative mind

to see reality

as it is,

to meet God,

the light on the path,

begins our retreat.



note: I attended a spiritual retreat this past weekend at San Damiano Retreat House in

Danville,CA. for more thought on liminal space see:


photo: the windmill trail, on of the trails, in San Damiano Retreat House grounds