So the day goes by normal. Tonight I suppose I will watch once again the PBS documentary on the Roosevelt's. Tomorrow I cover for someone at the Herrick Public Library used bookstore from 10 AM till 1 PM. Time will go by like it always does.
I will close with a quote from "On Contemplation" by Guigo De Ponte.
"The third division is experiential knowledge of divine sweetness, which directs all one's powers toward divine contemplation, delighting eagerly not only in known things but in unknown things. This type of wisdom is what Augustine had in mind when he said, "Sometimes you send me into an unaccustomed affectedness sweeter than any I know."
Only this second, sapiential degree of alluring meditation, which makes the spirit fertile, tranquil, refreshed, and joyful, can lead from the first to the third degree [of speculative contemplation]. And this second degree is most profound and hidden, for its wisdom truly is drawn from the hidden depths. This second degree, which remains unknown to the extent that it has not been experienced, employs hidden exercises to draw the gift of wisdom from the Holy Spirit's penetrable depths in order to form and reform itself. It is like drinking a good wine straight from the cask of someone who has just let you into the cellar where he has kept good wine for himself. Thus the godly spirit, when she arrives jubilantly and exultant at this stage, sweetly sings and copiously expresses, or wishes to express, her thanks. In the words of the Canticle, The king brought me into his wine cellar (Ca 2:4) and into heavenly wisdom or into knowledge of supernal joys-by the grace of contemplation." pg. 231,232 Guigo De Ponte