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TREES CLOSE UP

Quotations from When The Trees Say Nothing by Thomas Merton: “We do not realize that the fields and the trees have fought and still fight for their respective places on this map–which, by natural light, belongs entirely to the trees.”  “..a slow … Continue reading

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FRESH SPRING

Quotations from Thomas Merton’s When The Trees Say Nothing:Today was the prophetic day, the first of real shining spring: not that there was not warm weather last week, not that there will not be cold weather again. But this was … Continue reading

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WINTER REFLECTIONS

Quotes are from Thomas Merton in “When The Trees Say Nothing” All the life and color of the landscape is in the snow and sky, as if the soul of winter had appeared and animated our world this morning. The … Continue reading

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EARLY WINTER

“Now snow clouds are coming up in the west, and the bones of the hills in the south have snow on them and the trees are picked out sharply like iron bristles against a streak of pale, indifferent green sky.” … Continue reading

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SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST II

 From Thomas Merton’s “When The Trees Say Nothing”: We do not realize that the fields and the trees have fought and still fight for their respective places on  this map–which, by natural right, belong entirely to the trees. We do … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS

I have used quotations from Thomas Merton’s book When The Trees Say Nothing to accompany images from the wet woods at Wegerzen Five Rivers Metro Park. Our woods are beautiful. The peace of the woods almost always steals over me … Continue reading

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THINGS TO COME

“The irreligious mind is simply the unreal mind, the zombie, abstracted mind, that does not see the things that grow in the earth and feel glad about them, but only knows prices and figures and statistics” Thomas Merton, When The Tree Say Nothing … Continue reading

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