#1LinerWeds from Thomas Merton

I saw this written on a friend’s calendar a while back, and I tend to love the things that Merton wrote, so I copied this down and have been waiting for the right time to share it. Or at least a time when I didn’t have anything else to share…


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15 thoughts on “#1LinerWeds from Thomas Merton

  1. The open space between the notes
    Is where the art resides.
    But you don’t need more vacancy –
    What makes you satisfied?

    A life that works
    Is hard to find.
    A life that works –
    Balanced time.

    Mark Bohrer, A Life That Works (2017)

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      1. Lyrics. Need to make time to write music.

        For a long time after my last semiconductor industry job, I didn’t feel like I had a life that worked. I felt I had lost my purpose, the thing that defined me. That thought stayed with me for the next 15 years, even after I felt I had reached a different, better place. I finally figured out what the feeling was, and wrote the lyrics.

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    1. Merton had lots of great quotes. His book about becoming a monk, The Seven-Storey Mountain, is great reading, and I could swear he talked about one of the monks who was at the monastery in Conyers.

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