As we enter August it signals the end of the summer and the beginning of fall. When August arrives I always think of fall at College that sense of wonder and possibility that Thomas Merton called the scent of October.
I have been fortunate to know many great intellectuals, Brian Clements, Robert Creeley, Simone Muench, and Elizabeth Willis and what makes these people different from us mere mortals is that their minds are vexed and question while remaining open to what could be.
I was watching recently a show on Mark Rothko and here again do we see this openness. It is this openness that challenges and also causes revilement from the society. Our society hates thinkers we love money men and in the end we