The author of Tholeman says in an excellent posting on meditation, 'The stillness of meditation can be likened to a stone lying on the beach but below the tidal margin. The waves constantly crash over it but when the waves recede, it is still there, a stone.' In a later posting he speaks of his wife's recent brush with serious illness. Perhaps we can all spare a thought for Tholeman's wife who has just returned from hospital and for whom the bell did not toll, thankfully.
I'd like to link to this posting of March 15th however that's not possible. Can you add, or switch on, what ever is needed in order to link directly to your thoughtful posts. Nice photos too.
A kind friend explained how to link directly to a specific posting, thanks Heather. (added 10.00 am MT, 23rd March)