May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
“We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things going from one quick base to another, often with a frenzy that wears us out. We collect data, things, people, ideas, profound experiences, never penetrating any of them. . .But there are other times. There are times when we stop. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” -James Carroll