Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. The mind that responds to the intellectual and spiritual values that lie hidden in a poem, a painting, or a piece of music, discovers a spiritual vitality that lifts it above itself, takes it out of itself, and makes it present to itself on a level of being that it did not know it could ever achieve.
— Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
Thanks for your rec on this book before. Have gotten a copy and will likely use as a book study in our School for Contemplative Living in the not too distant future.
I’ll be eager to hear what you think of it. There are very few pages in my copy that don’t have something underlined or asterisked. Grace and peace to you…