The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Citation of Books Detail

Click here to return to the main list

Author QuotedJohn Milton
Title QuotedParadise Lost
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/11/04
Imprint 
QuotationIn these circumstances, readings on Paradise Lost have been deeply moving and magnificent. At times I have felt that Milton is the one who really knows the world as it is. M. and I are so much, in so many ways, Eve and Adam. One thing I am grateful for: this thing of having made with her a world of reality that is our own and subsists in and by and for us. A world of love which is the real world - because it is a world of choice, in which we have decided to be essential to each other's meaning, each other's grasp of everything else. It is as if we were married.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 157
Link to Merton's Copy