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Author QuotedGerald Syke
Title QuotedCool Millennium
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/05/07
ImprintEnglewood Cliffs N.J. : Prentice Hall. 1967
QuotationIn the evening I began reading Gerald Syke's book The Cool Millennium [Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967] - with which I agree so completely that it can hardly be called something new. Yet it does have a good effect, because it makes one realize more than ever how fortunate I am in my life in the woods, and what a chance I have to be really free. That I don't need to prejudice my peace and freedom with recriminations against society. I am as out of it as one can be and still live in the USA. And there is no likelihood of my changing anything by my clamor. On the other hand I do have enough of a hearing to reach quite a few individuals and help them. (Yesterday another letter came from Smith [College] - another of those girls. They move and charm me with their understanding.)
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 229
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