The task of wisdom is to prompt the intelligence to strict watchfulness, constancy, and spiritual contemplation.
-St. Hesychios My back hurts thinking of standing at the door and watching. The pain resides in my lower back and climbs up my spine to the upper back. My shoulders round forward, protective. I want to roll forward, stretch that spine, fall to the floor, take a nap. When we stand, though, and train ourselves to watch, to patrol, to be vigilant, do we grow stronger?