|A Cottage by the Sea||
Oh daylight rise! Atoms are dancing,
Souls, lost in ecstasy are dancing,
I’ll whisper in your ear where the dance will take you.
If you step backward onto the pavement to look up at a palace, you will probably be run over.
I have discovered that all human misery comes from one fact: that we are unable to sit at ease alone in a room.
From awe there are just a few steps to humility, from humility to wisdom, and from wisdom to happiness.
Exactly when we began a style of production and consumption that would eventually ravage planet earth, he [St. Francis] decided to love the earth and live simply and barefoot upon it.
Living life patiently is very difficult to do. But living life patiently is not as difficult as not living life patiently.
Br. Curtis Almquist, www.ssje.org
Maybe what matters isn’t what we want from the time we have to live…but what time wants from us.