Thursday, September 21, 2017
There are not many songs
There is only one song
The animals lope to it
The fish swim to it
The sun circles to it
The stars rise
The snow falls
The grass grows
There is no end to the song and no beginning
The singer may die
But the song is forever
Truth is the name of the song
And the song is truth
- Robert Lax poem, no title, no date, no source
Sunday, September 3, 2017
"And we live in a time of real urgency where we have to mine the insights of the past. I guess one way of saying it is, we have to learn to use the word “we” to include all of life on earth. We have to learn to experience that as a terrible and tender beauty. And shape everything we do to protect it."- Mary Catherine Bateson, in an interview with Krista Tippet, On Being, "Composing a Life"
Saturday, September 2, 2017
“Gott wirt und Gott entwirt.” That means, “God becomes and God un-becomes,” or translated, it means that “God” is only our name for it, and the closer we get to it, the more it ceases to be God. So then you are on a real safari with the wildness and danger and otherness of God. And I think when you begin to get a sense of the depth that is there, then your whole heart wakens up. I mean I love Irenaeus’s thing from the second century, which said, “The glory of God is the human being fully alive.”
John O’Donahue, from an interview with Krista Tippett, On Being, “The Inner Landscape of Beauty
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