Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Day

Happy Easter - may the day find you all dancing!

The world and time are the dance of the Lord
in emptiness.
The silence of the spheres is the music of
a wedding feast.

The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena
of life,
the more we analyze them out into strange finalities
and complex purposes of our own,
the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity and

But it does not matter much,
because no despair of ours can alter the
reality of things,
or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there.

Indeed we are in the midst of it,
and it is in the midst of us,
for it beats in our very blood, whether we
want it to or not.

Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget 
ourselves on purpose,
cast our awful solemnity to the winds and join in the
general dance.
(Thomas Merton:New seeds of contemplation)
P.S. If you can't find the time or energy to dance, you can listen to some sublime Sacred Music here.


  1. I suppose Trappists must dance if they cannot sing! Lovely words, Maureen. Happy Easter.

  2. What a great observation, RO! I hope you are enjoying the day.

  3. Thank you for the poetic post and Happy Easter to you and to all.


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