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.
Thomas Merton – see more quotes.
Thomas Merton died 10th December 1968, aged 53.
The other person who died today was, The father of the lady in the coffee shop where I get my morning drink – of cancer. Thanks to Walter for bringing to mind these two deaths.