Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunny Side Up

"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 -

This week’s end of the week smile is an adorable photo of a father and child...

Awww, shucks...


  1. Great quote! And a very telling photo! Have a great weekend.

  2. I really, really love this quote by Thomas Merton.
    We have a monastery here in our county that was founded by the monks from Kentucky, the same place that he came from...I hope that he visited here at least once.

  3. @Debra: It sure is!


    @Jim: I always love a good quote. Have a great weekend, too!


    @Jane: Yup. The great big circle of life!


    @LaelShine: I know! It's just too sweet.

    @Kay: That is so cool! I should look up some information and learn about him.