Tuesday, May 14, 2013

shall be well

All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one. 

— T.S. Eliot, last four lines of Four Quartets


  1. As you would anticipate, I like this quote very much, though I think old Tom owes a citation to Julian of Norwich, the 14th century mystic who stated, "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.'

  2. Yes, ditto to George... :) All is infinitely well... I hear these words often in my meditation time, even though it feels like chaos all around me...

  3. I immediately thought of Julian of Norwich and her "all shall be well and
    all manner of thing shall be well." Wonderful image, Ruth.


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