Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thoughts on the Autobahn

It is through longing, lacking, and pain that everything opens to us, I thought, as I sat in the back seat looking at the posh cars laden with vacation equipment passing us on the autobahn.

Monday, July 09, 2007

De diligendo Deo

I would be searching for You to love if I only knew I could reach You. But I don't even know Who You are. To love You I need to have something I can grasp onto.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Consolation?

There is more to be learned in bearing loss, the old monk said, than in the rapture of bliss.

Lausanne, Switzerland

It was pleasantly warm last Saturday evening as we sat in a restaurant at the edge of Lake Geneva eating fresh perch. The moon was hovering in the sky and reflecting on the calm lake. A glass of wine, a cigarette. There were long pauses in our conversaion, four or five whole minutes without a word, when we were just looking and trying to fathom the beauty of what we were seeing.