“In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace: not the peace of mere relaxation but the peace of inner clarity and love based on ascetic renunciation.” —Thomas Merton, from “Come to the Mountain: New Ways and Living Traditions in the Monastic Life” — St. Benedict’s Cistercian Monestary, Snowmass, Colorado (1964)
Photo | The Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery