One more Julian icon, showing a reference to perhaps her most frequently quoted line. It comes in a passage where Julian is wrestling with her awareness of the pain caused by sin, and wondering why God could not have prevented sin from ever beginning. She hears that sin is necessary (or as one translation has it, inevitable), but "all shall be well, and all shall be well, and every manner of thing shall be well."
A good word to carry with us into the world as we move outwards from the high celebratory note of Easter, as is also Julian's summary of the essence of her showings:
And from the time it was revealed, I desired many times to know in what was our Lord's meaning. And fifteen years after and more, I was answered in spiritual understanding, and it was said: What, do you wish to know your Lord's meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For love. Remain in this, and you will know more of the same. But you will never know different, without end.
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"