Little Hands

August 27, 2015

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“When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash – at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the “newness,” the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.”
― Thomas Merton

Eggs and Chicks

April 3, 2015

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― Thomas Merton

Build

April 3, 2015

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― Thomas Merton

Garden and Gun

December 8, 2014

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― Thomas Merton

Holiday Vibes

December 7, 2014

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― Thomas Merton

Showtime

December 6, 2014

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― Thomas Merton