Wednesday, October 28, 2020

a monstrous irrationality

"We are victims of a monstrous irrationality

- which we call 'means of communication' -

but which in actual fact obstructs real communication.

A vast machine which processes 'events' and reduces them to gibberish

in which reality is a total loss."

- Thomas Merton


  1. The email that I received had a typo in the 2nd line.
    thanks for all your efforts. these have been inspiring over the years and have helped move me toward contemplation. louie, louie!

    1. Yeah, I fixed that typo. Thanks for walking along with me. b

  2. Just want to thank you for work you do here— this blog is really a oasis of sanity in a mad world. I think Father Louis would approve.


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