Here is a quote from Thomas Merton, that great saint who spoke truth, but more importantly, who lived truth, who sought love and oneness with God with every breath and was honest enough to say that he didn't always find it.
"October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful."
Isn't that a wonderful thing - to feast upon the offering of knowledge and life and for all of it to look wonderful? In these days of divisive partisanship, of teens taking their own lives, of faltering peace talks, of never ending wars, there is something beautiful in this image.