Psalm Prayer: Monday, Dark
Take thought tonight. Take thought tonight when it is dark, when it is raining. Take thought of the game you have forgotten. You are a child of a great and peaceful race, an unutterable fate. You were discovered on a mild mountain. You have come up out of the godlike ocean. You are holy, disarmed, signed with a chaste emblem. You are also marked by forgetfulness. Deep inside your breast you wear the number of loss. Take thought tonight. Do this. Do this. Recover your original name.
from Thomas Merton’s “Book of Hours”