Sunday evening, June 24 2007, at 8:52 pm on the Isle of Iona.
Evening prayers at the Scottish Episcopal Church were completed and the day of worship and prayer was behind us now. It had been a good day of meeting other believers at the Church of Scotland Parish Church and an afternoon of prayer in a corner of this Abbey. It had been a very good day indeed.
We were on our way back to the B&B and after a day of low, dramatic clouds, the sun broke through on the horizon and turned the space between earth and sky a brilliant gold colour.
It was glorious.
This image is the current wallpaper on my computer and in its fullness it demands attention to detail. The carved shapes on the ancient cross. The shadows of the crosses played out on the Abby and the green grass. The lack of people on a very busy Isle. The wind beginning to pick up the waves just a bit. There is so much to be absorbed and experienced.
One year ago we arrived on the Isle for an amazing week.
I donâ€™t think things have been the same since.