Chrysogonus Waddell (1930-2008), "An Old Man's Tale: My Many Years with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux," A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux
, ed. Brian Patrick McGuire (Leiden: Brill, 2011), pp. 347-368 (at 349):
In point of fact, even now when I'm asked how to begin reading
Saint Bernard, I usually say something like this: Dive in somewhere
and flounder around a bit; and, with perseverance, you just might latch
onto a bit of driftwood that will carry you by degrees to terra firma;
and then the great adventure with Saint Bernard can begin.