Monday, 21 March 2011

{A Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance}

"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

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  Grasping, seeking, groping in the dark, wading in and embracing the thanks in the glimpses of beauty that mosaics our simple ordinary days. 

A place where we may glimpse a piece of the "cosmic dance" that flourishes around, about and through us.  



  1. sigh.
    I so love "good things" posts. :) This one of yours is particularly delicious.

  2. always love your words, your pictures. beauty.

  3. Just so perfect today. Your comments were the highlight of my day (so far!). I love those quiet moments -- the kind where you hear a frog leap into a pond and you hear the splash. Those moments don't happen often enough. I loved your list, especially the poetry books. I thought I was the only one who liked those. I look for the really old ones.
    Thank you for your post!!! It was a blessing to me!


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