Abbey Style Home will be silent for awhile.
I'm an empty vessel, poured out...
So I'm going on retreat...hoping to fill myself with inspiration once again.
I'll begin by listening...
to the sounds of silence at the Grande Chartreuse monastery in the French Alps, head monastery of the Carthusian order, where Philip Groning received unprecedented permission to shoot in 2002.
It resulted in the documentary, Into Great Silence.
Brandon Fibbs, in a review of the documentary, says it would be a mistake to say this is a silent film...rather it's a soundtrack of "sandals slapping marble, gurgling brooks, songbirds, the swish of fabric, the rustle of pages, the ringing of bells. One begins to imagine the noise light makes as it streams through windows, splashes across wood, reveals dust particles dancing in the air."
Surely, it will be an extraordinary experience.