This is just to get me started again – for over a month now, I imagine this beautiful post, which would do a lot of things at the same time:
1. it would tell you how difficult these silent weeks have been, and how terribly swamped I’ve been in all sorts of things concerning the monastery;
2. it would have this wonderful power to magically express all the love and gratitude I feel for your generous support of the monastery;
3. it would also be able to summarise (in a highly efficient manner, of course) all the main things that have happened since I left the US at the end of May.
And so on, and so forth.
Thank God, it has become painfully clear to me that I shall never write such a post. Instead, I should just write anything, to let you know that I’m still alive (yes, I’ve survived the Vikings, the sharks around the islands and my very bad back) and that we’re getting very close to having raised all the money we need to buy the land this September.
I cannot promise anything (because I have hardly any control over my life anymore), but I shall do my very best to write as often as I can, no matter how brief these posts may get. You deserve to know what’s going on, because you are a part of this monastery as much as I am. Thank you to all who’ve kept me in your prayers; I need your support more that I can say.