Daily, I waited for those few minutes while everyone else went off for a cigarette and I could watch and absorb devotion in action. Through how he drank his tea, Rav Munk taught a form of reverence, of practical spirituality, which had more impact on me than all the traditonal knowledge he imparted through his formal words as a teacher. I have always been grateful for this lesson in how paying attention to the physical, bodily details of everyday life can give us an opening to "infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."

Howard Cooper, The Alphabet of Paradise