Defending and substantiating Russell Baker's ""right to brood undisturbed,"" this small collection of reflections or incidents, amplified with Biblical prayers and excerpts or comments, has been compiled. It has not been intended to assuage or reassure, but to sharpen thought and stimulate action. The original pieces have been selected from all kinds of sources, Herb Gardner or James Baldwin, Loren Eiseley or Dag Hammarskjold, a housewife or a highschool youngster. They tilt with fundamental values and should make you think once or even twice. They should also be helpful as the kickoff point of a Sunday sermon.