Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rivaulx Abbey

Built in 1132 by Cistercian monks. They followed a very monastic life. I think I would've felt like this:
I cannot endure the daily tasks here; the sight of it all revolts me.
I am tormented and crushed down by the Vigils, the food cleaves to my mouth, more bitter than wormwood, the rough clothing cuts through my skin and flesh down to my very bones.

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