Vespers

     Here are some words to ponder.  They were written by Dag Hammarskjold, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN Secretary General in the 1950s.

VESPERS

In the point of rest at the center of our being, we
encounter a world where all things are at rest in the
same way.  Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud
a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches
we can only catch glimpses.   The life of simplicity is
simple, but it opens to us a book in which we
never get beyond the first syllable.

                          Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

 

2 Responses to “Vespers”

  1. Joan Brundage Says:

    How beautiful, April! What wisdom of experience! Thanks for sharing this quote.

  2. Gila Says:

    Long ago I read a book of his reflections, and I qoted from it often. His wisdom had faded from my memory, so thanks for this stirring reminder!

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