Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence



Monday, October 15, 2012





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What a thing it is to sit absolutely alone,
in the forest, at night, cherished by this
wonderful, unintelligible,
perfectly innocent speech,
the most comforting speech in the world,
the talk that rain makes by itself all over the ridges,
and the talk of the watercourses everywhere in the hollows!

Nobody started it, nobody is going to stop it.
It will talk as long as it wants, this rain.

As long as it talks I am going to listen.


Thomas Merton




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 via the beauty we love




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