We went to the Monastery and Arabia Mountain today. . (They are only a few miles apart and only a few miles from us.) I wish you the peace that we feel when we are in the balcony of the church of the Monastery. When we are bathed in the blue light and with the monks chanting, the same chants that have gone on for centuries, the timelessness and holiness is beautiful. This is truly a special place.
Arabia Mountain is just as special to us, and I hope you can understand me when I tell you that I also consider it to be holy ground.
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries...
Elizabeth Barrett Browning