|A Cottage by the Sea||
When we connect with silence as a living, primordial presence, we can then see all other things—and experience them deeply—inside that container. Silence is not just an absence, but a primal presence.
As long as African Americans could sing and play the blues, they had some hope that one day their humanity would be acknowledged.
James H. Cone
The solitary, far from enclosing himself in himself, becomes every man. He dwells in the solitude, the poverty, the indigence of every man.
Solitude, like poverty, is not the essence of perfection, but a means of perfection.
St. Thomas Acquinas
A centipede was happy till
One day, a toad in fun
Said, “Pray, which leg goes after which?”
Which strained his mind to such a pitch
He lay distracted in a ditch,
Considering how to run.
After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A person who lives rightly helps us by silence, while one who talks too much merely annoys.
When all hope for release in the world seems unrealistic and groundless, the heart turns to a way of escape beyond the present order.