Thursday, February 11, 2010


a few minutes ago, while reading the introduction to "A Time to Keep Silence" by Patrick Leigh Fermor, i thought of how in China's past, criminals would ask for sanctuary at the monastery, can the people in current prisons receive any peace of mind?

"A few moments later a door had shut out the noise of the Sunday visitors and a silent maze of white staircases and passages swallowed us up.   The monk opened a door and said, "Here is your cell."

it is noisy, so how can we quiet the soul?

i want a slow walk along the edge of world, can i find it in -