So off I go this week to learn about the art and spirituality of the Icon. Though one actually does paint them, the process is referred to as writing. I learned long ago why that was the case, but I'll be darned if I can remember any more. I imagine that it's one of the first things we will learn today!
All of us in the workshop will be writing the same Icon (not the one here), and beyond that I know that I need to take a desk lamp. I'm looking forward to this time of immersion in this ancient art, and being with others engaged in the same.
Stay tuned for further illumination--the biggest challenge this week will be getting up earlier than usual to make the trek downtown during rush hour!