My spiritual retreats are surely also artistic retreats. Each of the first three days cards are drawn for Margaret; and eventually cards are drawn for all those who join me for 21 consecutive silent meals.
A healing mandala was drawn for a Jesuit I have known for a decade.
In our studio, Margaret is working on her parts of two abstract collaborations I designed for a client, who kindly waited a few weeks to allow me to create them while in silence. I also drew a design that is a memorial project. Time, reflection, silence has led to some of my best design work.
Though I am the one who frequents the Jesuit Center these days, Margaret went there first. She was greeted by a glass mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, the piece of art that inspired her to create glass mosaics. My room was on the third floor, one evening I took my camera to the balcony and looked out at the mosaic.