Sunday, April 18, 2010

We Live in the Shadowlands

"We live in the shadowlands.
Sun is always shining somewhere else...
around a bend in the road...
over the brow of a hill."
--From Shadowlands

"[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not."
— C.S. Lewis

We want the experience, but not the meaning, not an approach to the meaning, not a walk through the winter woods, I have seen the meaning once, and once only, and other times as well, but ever time was the first, it is in the beginning that our world is decoupled from the particular, secularization undone, the air becomes thin, more like light than matter, and you step for a moment into the heart of meaning, the world filled with celestial light, the remembrance of something before but not yet, and the universal becomes, it unfolds, opens up and swallows you whole.

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