From Quiet Desperation to Overflowing Fullness

Thomas Merton

The Vision of Transcendence


 "We were expecting Haight-Ashbury to be special, a creative and artistic place, filled with Beautiful People, but it was horrible - full of ghastly drop-outs, bums and spotty youth, all out of their brains. More like a gutter of human depravity than anything else. "Everybody looked stoned - even mothers and babies.” Patty Boyd, Wonderful Tonight