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Sweet Desire, Theme and Variations

As you may recall from earlier on this blog or elsewhere, C.S. Lewis writes about sweet desire: a hunger that is better than any other fullness, a sensation of miserable longing so beautiful that one feels compelled to recapture it and fails. In lieu of a longer post tonight, I thought I’d share two excerpts […]

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Musings reading

Why C.S. Lewis?

I’m an agnostic—not even a particularly hopeful agnostic, at least emotionally. Intellectually, I try to keep an open mind about the universe—to paraphrase Borges, the world is so strange anything could be real, even the Holy Trinity—and even, I would add, everything from eliminative materialism (which is, as far as I understand it, the conviction […]

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Musings writing

Snaring the Moon: the Poem

I’ve tried expressing the ideas in my last blog post, Snaring the Moon, in poem form too; questionable if and how much it gains, but I had enough fun trying to make the form work I thought it might be interesting to share. A glosa, the form I’m using here, takes the first stanza (in this […]

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Snaring the Moon

One night in high school, my father and I took a walk along the railroad tracks in moonlight and then lay down to look at the stars. I have had most of my powerful experiences of nature in the presence of my father, and tonight was no exception. I looked up at the sky, saw […]