Consecrating ones life to an imbecility

I suppose, as a poet, amongst my fears can be counted the deep-seated uneasiness that one day it will be revealed that I consecrated my life to an imbecility (to something intrinsically unnecessary and superfluous – and thereby unintentionally cruel). In an intriguing essay called “On Fear”, Mary Ruefle touch upon a problem I have been … More Consecrating ones life to an imbecility

Utstein Abbey

Utstein Abbey  is Norway’s best-preserved medieval monastery. Its located at a small island called Klosterøy (Abbey-island). The abbey, dedicated to Saint Laurence, was founded in its present location during the reign of King Magnus VI of Norway (1263-1280). It was a house of Augustinian Canons. It appears however that this community was the one previously established as St. Olav’s Abbey, Stavanger, … More Utstein Abbey