Tag Archives: belief

Memory scratched at his closed eyes

“Memory scratched at his closed eyes And growled through his sleep; But weeping was a year or so away. Carefully he released the blinds, And reaching for the cancer stick, Lit it And puffed himself into the day. Another one.” Mornings, alone are always the same. We slip into routines, and there is no one […]

The painted mirror lied

“Deceitfully the painted mirror lied its daily wages. And all the rages and the storms Contained themselves In the early morning shower Or the bath at night, Coupled as they were To the noonday washing of his hands.” As a young man reading about certain ancient Mystics in India who took odd bodily positions and […]

From the Hunched Man, page 3

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In the Garden

2/23/15 IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN ( quotes from The Harper Collins Study Bible, The New Revised Standard Version) The Genesis story and I have been having something of an intellectual wrestling match for quite a number of years. The question regards the purpose of the two Trees in the center of the garden. What […]

Belief and Straight Jackets

Lots of people wrap themselves in their belief systems much as they would wrap themselves in armor. It serves to protect them. But protect them from what? From the most dangerous foe they can imagine: ambiguity. Thus wrapped, they are free from the necessity to think. And what a wonderful freedom that seems to be. […]