The icon of Annunciation from the Church of St Climent in Ohrid, R.o.Macedonia (first quarter of the 14th century). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Let the image look back at you and rest in this interactivity. Commune with the icon because its purpose is to connect us to God. Let the icon, the experience, the beauty of a landscape address both those neglected issues and summon the best within us. The icon, the text like nature leads to contemplation. In these moments of grace consonance and dissonance are resolved. Icons for me are an invitation to silence, peace and an ordered way of life. They lead me back to the monastery of the heart.