July 2nd, 2008


Toward the Light

Just finished reading The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong. Though I enjoyed the entire book, the last chapter was my favorite. It is in this chapter that she summarizes her newfound understanding of religion and culture, and explains how her study of theology in preparation to write A History of God was in part a spiritual practice, which then transformed her. Prior to that chapter she weaves her life story into modern world history, leaving me feeling more educated, if still alarmed, about what is happening.
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chickadee in snow


Sitting on the roof
the wind swoops under birdwings
out of fuchsia cloud towers
flitting with God light it buffets me
caresses barenesses
lifts my skirt, flirtatiously
intertwines my limbs
and holds me