Lying Awake: A Novel

Lying Awake: A Novel ဧ Format Kindle ῲ Lying Awake: A Novel ⚥ Ebook By Mark Salzman ⚶ July 25Saint James, ApostleSister John of the Cross pushed her blanket aside, dropped to her knees on the floor of her cell, and offered the day to God Every moment a beginning, every moment an end The silence of the monastery coaxed her out of herself, calling her to search for something unfelt, unknown, and unimagined Her spirit responded to this call with an algorithm of longing Every moment of being contained an indivisible and invisible denominator She lit a vigil candle and faced the plain wooden cross on the wall It had no corpus because, in spirit, she belonged there, taking Christ s place and helping relieve his burden.Suffering borne by two is nearly joy Fighting the stiffness in her limbs, she lifted her brown scapular, symbol of the yoke of Christ, and began the clothing prayer Clothe me, O Lord, with the armor of salvation She let the robe s two panels drop from her shoulders to the hemline, back and front, then stepped into the rough sandals that identified her as a member of the Order of Discalced shoeless Carmelites, founded by Saint Teresa of Avila in the sixteenth century Purify my mind and heart Empty me of my own will, that I may be filled with Yours A linen wimple, with the black veil of Profession sewn to its crown, left only the oval of her face exposed Mirrors were not permitted in the cloister, but after twenty eight years of carrying out this ritual every morning, she could see with her fingers as she adjusted the layers of fabric to a pleasing symmetry.Let these clothes remind me of my consecration to this life of enclosure, silence, and solitude She sat at her desk to read through the poems she had written the night before keeping her up until past midnight and made a few changes Then she made her bed and carried her washbasin out to the dormitory bathroom She walked quietly so as not to wake her Sisters, who would not stir for at least another hour The night light at the end of the hall was shaded with a transparency of a rose window its reflection on the polished wood floor fanned out like a peacock s tail As Sister John emptied the basin into the sink, taking care to avoid splashing, the motion of the water as it spiraled toward the drain triggered a spell of vertigo It was a welcome sensation she experienced it as a rising from within, as if her spirit could no longer be contained by her body.Wherever You lead me, I will follow Instead of going to the choir to wait for the others, she returned to her cell, knelt down on the floor again, and unfocused her eyes.Blessed is that servant whom the master finds awake when he comes Pure awareness stripped her of everything She became an ember carried upward by the heat of an invisible flame Higher and higher she rose, away from all she knew Powerless to save herself, she drifted up toward infinity until the vacuum sucked the feeble light out of her A darkness so pure it glistened, then out of that darkness,nova More luminous than any sun, transcending visibility, the flare consumed everything, it lit up all of existence In this radiance she could see forever, and everywhere she looked, she saw God s love As soon as she could move again, she opened her notebook and began writing.A lean, seemingly effortless tour de forcea perfect little novel The New YorkerSpare, luminousSalzman makes this cloistered society not only believable, but also compelling San Francisco ChronicleA singularly rich and abundant work Salzman has an ability to convey spiritual states with a lambent clarity The New York Times Book ReviewA satisfying and evocative questioning of faith and art The OregonianMark Salzman isa poet, capturing in the pages of Lying Awake, his shining novel about devotion and doubt, a mysticism that reaches back in time to an older tradition, yet dwells easily in the present Los Angeles TimesA gentle story Graceful, lucid and enjoyable NewsdayElegant Salzman s depiction of Sister John s conflict, convent life and this society of devoted women is a marvelous accomplishment The Seattle Times Lying Awake showcases an almost ethereal talent, one that can handle complex ideas with a touch lighter than air New York Post lying awake Deutsch bersetzung Linguee Wrterbuch Viele bersetzte Beispielstze mit lying Englisch Wrterbuch und Suchmaschine fr Millionen von bersetzungen Lying Awake YouTube We are a piece rock band from South Jersey Vocals Sara Donnachie Bass Shane Gorson Guitar Jim Conklin Drums Wolf Taylor im dict by Mark Salzman Lying is Carmelite Nun s journey through ecstatic conversation with God and decision about her health that likely to remove closeness life The writing itself sparse internal, very much like the inner I imagine nun have Beautiful kept me up reading late into night Salzman Bcher ISBN Kostenloser Versand alle Bcher Verkauf duch About finely wrought gem plumbs depths of one woman soul, in so doing raises salient questions A 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  • Format Kindle
  • 192 pages
  • Mark Salzman
  • Anglais
  • 27 January 2017