"We become so accustomed to you,
we no longer look up
when your shadow falls over the book we are reading
and makes it glow."
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Wife gave me this for #valentines She knows me too well #hobbit #geek
"Abba Macarius was asked, ‘How should one pray?’ The old man said ‘There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say, “Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.” And if the conflict grows fiercer say, “Lord, help!” He knows very well what we need and he shows us his mercy.’"
"A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is, he says nothing that is not profitable."
— Abbot Pimen