I sometimes think that there is nothing original that I say when I am teaching about the mystics and contemplative prayer, or the spiritual life in general. I am like a bee that goes from flower to flower pilfering honey wherever it can find it. I read books, and teach from them. I am beginning to think of just notifying people in a blog or email of the latest book I read and telling them to read it. I could disappear into a cave on a mountain top, as long as I had wi-fi and UPS delivery for books and chocolate and of course room service. I would have plenty of time to pray, read spiritual books to recommend and still follow sports. Occasionally, I would come down from the mountain cave to play golf. A modern hermit!