“The first chirps of the waking birds: le point vierge – the virgin point – of the dawn, a moment of awe and inexpressible innocence, when the Father in silence opens their eyes and they speak to Him, wondering if it is time to ‘be’?

[Thomas Merton]


“Not knowing when the dawn will come” wrote Emily Dickinson, “I open every door.”


Let the bird songs bless us with a dawn.