Monday, October 11, 2010

Raindrops on Roses

I‘ll admit it: I‘m feeling sentimental.

Here at Jordanville, we seminarians have to live a relatively simple life, free of the fetters of much of what modern society has to offer, like Youtube, wifi, and medium-rare prime rib. Of course, our lives aren‘t easy—we have many of the same trials and temptations that everyone has. But, when I feel depressed, I turn to many of the simple things that I‘ve learned to enjoy, such as:
  • The pulsing ring of the bells at Matins.
  • The taste of fresh bread.
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • A quiet walk to the Cross on the hill.
  • Incense.
  • Understanding something Lev Ivanovich says.
  • The fresh taste of Jordanville tap-water.
  • In-jokes with friends.
Nope, never a dull moment.

1 comment:

  1. Is Lyova still there?!?! My goodness, he must be 90 years old by now!! I'm glad to know he's still in one piece (body and soul together).