Go up into the gaps….
“Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end.
I won’t have it.
The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright.
We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain.
Go up into the gaps. If you can find them. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock-more than a maple- a universe.
This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
North Fork of the White River, Colorado