Painting by Hettienne
I thought of Mary's spirit, hidden everywhere.
Her heart a red cage of fierceness tucked among ordinary
things...... Here, everywhere, but hidden .....
Whatever it is that keeps widening your heart, that's Mary too,
not only the power inside you but the love. And when you
get down to it, that's the only purpose grand enough
for a human life.
Not just to love - but to persist in love.
Sue Monk Kidd : The Secret Life of Bees
Day Nine of Twelve Days with Mary