I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"The silence of the forest is my bride and the sweet dark warmth of the whole world is my love, and out of the heart of that dark warmth comes the secret that is heard only in silence, but it is the root of all the secrets that are whispered by all the lovers in their beds all over the world."
— Thomas Merton, Anglo-American Catholic mystic, born January 31, 1915