|A Cottage by the Sea||
Puzzles forced me to look at something from several angles before I moved on, to look again, and again, and possibly again because each piece—no matter how small or seemingly insignificant—was critical to the whole.
Charles Martin, in When Crickets Cry
The ego believes that disorder or change is always to be avoided, so we hunker down and pretend that our Order is entirely good, should be good for everybody, and is always “true” and even the only truth.
Richard Rohr, in Meditations@cac.org
Time alone, I thought as I slowly sipped my coffee, has a different texture, a greater density.
There is no reason why we cannot develop a finely tuned presence—the cultivated, noninterpretive attentiveness that often stem from quiet alone-time—as we drive a car, wash dishes, wait in a crowd, or enjoy a cup of coffee at our desk.
We can look upon the face of anyone or anything around us and say—as a moral declaration and a spiritual, cosmological, and biological fact: You are a part of me I do not yet know.
When I walk in the evening in the cool evening as the sun is going down—there is almost no sunlight left now in the interval after supper….