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No Matter How Ruined

During a time of abundant “clever despair”, we turn to a few paragraphs by Thomas Merton, writing in his prologue to No Man Is An Island.┬áThe images are from the work of Eva Hesse.

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An Original Child

On this Hiroshima Day, we turn to Thomas Merton:

 

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To quote another American poet, Carl Sandburg, from a poem that predates the birth of the original child:

We are the greatest city,

the greatest nation,

nothing like us ever was.