Roy Anker: "(W)hat counts most in human life is pure astonishment at the fact that anything at all should exist and, greater still, that anything and everything should display such beauty."
36 degrees right now; a real winter this year. I don't remember one this cold for a long time—mostly from when I first moved down here.
John O'Donohue: "We must remain attentive in order to be able to receive."
Wintery week ahead, with freeze warnings north of here. Well, it's good to have some cooler days; it breaks up the monotony of January (my unfavorite month, anyway).
Pray that all goes well in Virginia today. I continue to be amazed at the blatant hate that festers just under the surface (or it seems more and more out in the open) of American society.
Robert Frost: "Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world."
T. S. Eliot: "Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance."
Robert Frost: "I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
Liz Magor: "I'm not sending a message, I'm creating an experience for looking."
"There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity . . . a hidden wholeness." Thomas Merton
"In the visible world of nature, a great truth is hidden in plain sight. Diminishment and beauty, darkness and light, death and life are not opposites: they are held together in the paradox of the 'hidden wholeness.' In paradox, opposites . . . cohabit and co-create in a mysterious unity at the heart of reality." Parker Palmer
Welcome to 2020!