Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Another "Blue Highways" quote

William Least Heat Moon

"When I go quiet I stop hearing myself and start hearing the world outside me. Then I hear something very great."

- Brother Patrick Duffy, Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Trappist), Conyers, Georgia (end of chapter 18)

When I hear the world outside me here at home, all I hear is I-405. OK, that's facetious. One needs a little joke to defuse the point Brother Patrick is making, and the worry that one might need to become a monk in order to learn how to stop hearing yourself.

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