Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the substance of silence





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...there is a greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.   

Eternity is in the present.  
Eternity is in the palm of the hand.  
Eternity is a seed of fire whose sudden roots break barriers 
that keep my heart from being an abyss.


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~ Thomas Merton
from Dialogues with Silence