"Words stand between silence and
silence: between the silence of things and the silence of our own
being. Between the silence of the world and the silence of God. When we
have really met and known the world in silence, words do not separate
us from the world nor form other men, nor from God, nor from ourselves
because we no longer trust entirely in language to contain reality.
You are made in the image of what you desire.
am aware of the need for constant self-revision and growth, leaving
behind the renunciations of yesterday and yet in continuity with all my
yesterdays. For to cling to the past is to lose one's continuity with
the past, since this means clinging to what is no longer there. My
ideas are always changing, always moving around one center, and I am
always seeing that center, and I am always seeing that center from
somewhere else. Hence, I will always be accused of inconsistency. But I
will no longer be there to hear the accusation."
- Thomas Merton (:::wood s lot::: "the fitful tracing of a portal" )
- See: Artists:: note ::
... the beginning of a new term . . .