A Weekly Post on Sabbath Practice
“Thinking is best after prayer, but will be none the worse for a meal and a glass of wine.”
– Brother Cadfael
I headed to bed last night with the thought, “please don’t be getting sick.”
I managed to communicate this to my family before falling asleep, so I was allowed to sleep in today. I woke up around 10:00 and decided that I did not feel well enough to go climbing.
Instead I settled into a chair with a full pot of coffee within reach and began my first Brother Cadfael Mystery. Cadfael, whose story is set in twelfth century England, had been a crusader and sailor before becoming a monk. Yes, I have been a medievalist for a decade and a half and have never before read Ellis Peters [gasp]. Time to correct that. I think I have all of the books, or most of them, in the basement – so here goes. I began with The Leper of Saint Giles (1981).
(Despite the fact that my wife is an aficionado, I have also never seen he BBC productions of the Brother Cadfael Mysteries with Derek Jacobi. I’ll read the books first.)
I spent most of this day reading on and off while cleaning the house. I spent my evening with the Green Team from my church, and returned home to finish the mystery. Having finished this quick post, I will begin Monk’s Hood (1980) and head back to bed.
That’s it. Relaxing self-care and an attempt to stay well.