Monday, November 27, 2017

“Now that I no longer desire it all, I have it all without desire.” – John of the Cross

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
27 November
"Come apart for a little while," it says in the Bible. It's all about feeding the soul, so when I perceive it is hungry I must go, for example, to confront yet again the riddle of an ever-cleansing sea cleansing an ever-cleansed shore, to answer yet again the beckoning call of the wild geese, the whisper of the wind, the gossamer-wing spread of stars splashed carelessly across an enticing sky. To delve, because clearly deep is calling unto deep. To delve with courage and persistence and a sense of humor, with faith that when I dive off the edge I’ll either be caught or I’ll sprout the necessary wings on the way down. For it is only in confronting the yawning chasm of loneliness that I will ever taste the height and depth and width of mystical communion such as I was made for. And when I do it right I'll be able to show Odysseus himself what "journey" REALLY means.

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