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Author QuotedGrimlaicus
Title QuotedRegula Solitariorum
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/06/05
QuotationPeculiariter autem ad professionem nostram pertinet nihil honoris in hac vita requirere sed honores fuger"¦.[It peculiarly belongs to our profession to seek no honor in this life, but to flee honors"¦.] Regula Solitariorum, c. 23 In spite of the above, today is the day I am supposed to receive, by proxy, an honorary L.L.D. at the University of Kentucky. Victor Hammer will be there to receive it for me. I don't suppose I am inordinately elated. Here I sit and listen to the sound of a wren echoing in the pines and the mist. It is an Ember Day and I am hungry and I would be very pleased if a crow would fly along with a cup of coffee. I could use one.
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. 328
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