Month: October 2017

Solitude

  Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature, if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature, consists in his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgia and a search … Read More Solitude

True Reconcilement

Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep…” John Milton, from “Paradise Lost”   Milton’s severe pronouncement, written at the end of the 17th century, would seem at first glance disheartening. But, upon reflection, I think that Milton, rather than seeing our inability to reconcile as fault of another person or an inevitable part of human nature, invites … Read More True Reconcilement

The Necessary Revolution

  I decided that the single most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed. -Anne Lamott   I’ve noticed something lately…I am losing the ability to care about pleasing others to the detriment of myself. Over the years, as a daughter, friend, mother and wife, I have played the part of martyr quite well. … Read More The Necessary Revolution