Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thinking Time...



And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Genesis 28: 10-17 (KJV)

The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Monastery of St Catherine, The Sinai (12th C.).

Question: How can I have Richardson's biography of Emerson in my library, but no Emerson? At least, I can't find any.

Note to Self: Get organized.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Weaver of Grass said...

I just love that Divine ascent picture - 12th century - wonderful.
Re why no Emerson (at least you can't find any) sounds like me. I am always going to reorganise my books in alphabetical order but it is one of those jobs I never get round to.It would take weeks as I would no doubt keep coming across books I had forgotten about and start reading them!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Karen J. Weyant said...

I love the pictures you are posting!

Tonight, as I sort through past emails trying to find some research material someone once sent me, I am thinking the same thing: I have to get organized!

But it's the end of the semester, so I'm not sure that is going to happen.

8:18 PM  

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