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...

6 comments:

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

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  2. Awww... The Circle of Life :)

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  3. 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.

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  4. @Debra: It sure is!

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

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

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

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

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