—Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
"There is no music, no worship, no love, when we take the world's wonders for granted."
—Rabbi Jules Harlow, There is No Singing without God: A Prayerbook for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays
"Pick a flower on earth and you move the farthest star."
"That which is recorded on the heart is, alas, not Instagrammable."
—Liesl Schillinger, "In Praise of the Good Enough Holiday"
We sight the mornings softly
Take to them easy
The scent of the wood and coffee
Our cup is filling.
Outside the river flows
Its course unfolding
A strength it never knows
A sweet outpouring.
—Joan Shelley, "Over and Even"