January 18, 2020

Thomas Merton quote

"If you want to identify me,
ask me not where I live,
or what I like to eat,
or how I comb my hair,
but ask me
what I am living for?"

That's a terrifyingly intimate question because it forces me to articulate my deepest values. Another disturbing thing about this question: It reminds me of my incompleteness. When I say I am living for something, I admit that I long for more than what I now am, for more than I have and do. It says that I, like the universe, am evolving.