Thursday, December 19, 2013

River by moonlight

Harlan Hubbard woodcut
What church or shrine could be as holy and comforting
as the river was this dark evening?
Harlan Hubbard Journal, December 12, 1963


  1. It strikes me that Hubbard has "the grace to love the silence". And it seems that Fr Delp's words--he is less silent--contrast with your postings of Hubbard's words and woodcuts. Both work, but I prefer how Hubbard relies on his sense of the world for holiness.

    1. I kind of agree with you, James. Harlan is definitely easier to look at and read. He consoles. Delp is difficult for me. Has been for years. In putting his words out there this year, I feel that I NEED Harlan's perspective to balance things out some. Soften the impact or something. Delp is in a dire situation, a small cell, handcuffed mostly, looking at an impending death and an insane world. About as far away from Harlan's river as you can get. But still, every bit as real.


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