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Laughter

their laughter …

the woods filled with white trillium

and sunshine

— Betty Drevniok, haiku

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Stones

the cold night

comes out of the stones

all morning

— Jim Kacian, haiku

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Downpour

downpour —

a pinnacle of soil topped

with a tiny stone

— Sue Stanford, haiku

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I have the immense joy of being [human], a member of a race in which God became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.

— Thomas Merton

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Interdependence

In a way without parallel in Christian history we have rediscovered a God who is totally immersed in our history, our suffering, our hope … Above all else, we have entered a time when the fundamental character of humanity and the universe is being revealed as that of exchange and interdependence.

— Robin Green

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Mutual presence

For every reality of the universe is intimately present to every other reality of the universe and finds its fulfillment in mutual presence. The entire evolutionary process depends on communion. Without this fulfillment that each being finds in beings outside itself, nothing would ever happen in the entire world. There would be no elements, no molecules, no life, no consciousness.

— Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth, p. 106

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Summer fulness

the whole yard quiet —

the cool sound of rain

on rhubarb leaves

— H. F. Noyes, haiku

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