Category Archives: Wisdom

The Merton Prayer

I have no idea whether I believe in God. But this prayer makes me wish I did. I think of it as “the prayer for people who don’t pray.” My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. … Continue reading

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“The terror / of being just one person…”: Medical Leave, Day 12

I’m no monk, but I’ve had my share of nights like this: The Monk’s Insomnia The monastery is quiet.  Seconal drifts down upon it from the moon. I can see the lights of the city I came from, can remember … Continue reading

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