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By Thomas Merton

ISBN-10: 0060754729

ISBN-13: 9780060754723

ISBN-10: 0061465062

ISBN-13: 9780061465062

A 365 day-by-day with inspirational and provocative choices from the journals of Thomas Merton mixed with drawings and pictures through Merton.

This quantity of day-by-day thought from Thomas Merton attracts from Merton's journals and papers to provide, every day, a seasonally acceptable and thought-provoking perception or observation.
Each month will commence with one in all Merton's pleasant pen-and-ink drawings or one in every of his based black-and-white photographs.

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The contradiction is precisely that we cannot “be creative” in some other way we would prefer (in which there is no contradiction). 354–55 14 j a n ua r y 15 One Dog’s Good Afternoon This afternoon—a quiet walk in the sun: again down by St. The Gannons’ dog tagged along—the pretty collie bitch with a feathery tail—running busily into everything, immense interest in all kinds of smells, mysteries, secrets in the bushes and in the grass. ), came out of the brush with her tail full of dead leaves, and, in a final paroxysm of energy, chased a cat into the cow barn.

In the afternoon, work takes up so much time, and there can be so much. The fire is voracious—but pleasant company. 196–97 5 j a n ua r y 6 Winter Hermitage Under Black Pines It is turning into the most brilliant of winters. At 6:45—stepped out into the zero cold for a breath of air. Brilliance of Venus hanging as it were on one of the dim horns of Scorpio. Frozen snow. Deep wide blue-brown tracks of the tractor that came to get my gas tank the other day when everything was mucky. Bright hermitage settled quietly under black pines.

And I felt this even about those who ordinarily rub me the wrong way! How good it is to have a rule in which simplicity and poverty and hardship play so large a part so that you can give yourself up to God by it! 158–59 2 j a n ua r y 3 New Year’s Darkness The year struggles with its own blackness. Dark, wet mush of snow under frozen rain for two days. Everything is curtained in purple greyness and ice. Fog gets in the throat. A desolation of wetness and waste, turning to mud. Very cold. Everything hard and sparkling, trees heavy with snow.

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