You should not pay attention to any of this.
I see It in the Sacred and the Profane.
You cannot escape It.
One is used to make you bow.
The other to make you wallow.
Both bring you low
Until you know
That It wants you one way or the other.
Somewhere, Someone is Trying to Sell Us the Rain
“Let me say this before rain becomes a utility that they can plan and distribute for money. By “they” I mean the people who cannot understand that rain is a festival, who think that what has no price has no value, that what cannot be sold is not real, so that the only way to make something actual is to place it on the market. The time will come when they will sell you even your rain. At the moment it is still free, and I am in it. I celebrate its gratuity and its meaninglessness.”- Thomas Merton
Take a Chance
“The thing I do not propose prove, the thing I propose to take as comomon ground between myself and any average reader, is this desirability of an active and imaginative life, picturesque and full of poetical curiosity, a life such as western man at any rate always seems to have desired. If a man says that extinction is better than existence or blank existence better than variety and adventure, then he is not one of the ordinary people to whom I am talking.” - G.K. Chesterton