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Author QuotedHenry Miller
Title QuotedBig Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/12/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1957
QuotationI read a thing of Kierkegaard with a lovely paragraph on solitude-a bit of Henry Miller on Big Sur (in another place), much Suzuki, Vinoba Bhave. It is an oriental wood. I taught Nels Richardson a little yoga there, walked and planned with Dom Gregorio anxiously there. There walked one winter afternoon after discovering some lyrics in the I Ching. Read The Leopard and Ungaretti there. Above all prayed and meditated there and will again.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 79
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