Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Love: the real thing

Those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning have by now discerned that I very much admire Thomas Merton. Here's something he said that I just found today:

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
It's so easy to be narcissistic without knowing it. And that really is why we need each other.

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