The weather is so beautiful today and Spring is so exquisite that I just have to repeat a quote from Thomas Traherne the 17th century Poet & Mystic
“Heaven! is not that an Endless Sphere
Where all thy Treasures and thy Joys appear?
If that be Heaven it is Evrywhere
Heaven surely is a State and not a Place
To be in Heaven’s to be full of Grace
Heaven is wherever we see God’s face.”
I recently took a walk in Painswick to see the snowdrops at the Rococo Gardens. By the lake children were playing and birds were singing. The sky was blue and the soft breeze blowing through the trees was chilly but welcome. The snowdrops were beautiful and the company was great. It is one of those special places, a sacred space filled with peace and natural beauty, which justify Traherne’s words.