From earlier in the week…
I believe that humans are an attention-grabbing species. If it wasn’t for the attention-grabbing impulse, there would be no public art. People would write, draw, speak, and dance in their bedrooms and that would be that. If the impulse to grab attention wasn’t there, we’d have no Mona Lisa or Marvel Comics. We are a tribal species which means we need others to notice and like us.
The problem is when we lose ourselves in it… [Click to continue reading…]
God seems hidden to us because we define presence in a physical way. And physical presence is limited. For me to be present to my daughter who calls for me from across the house (again), I have to get up from the couch and dust off the crumbles of Ruffles from my lap before tripping over the dog and stumbling my way into her room. [Click to continue reading…]
Looking at any baby, you can see that from the first breath, they are whole and complete as humans. No one expects a thing from a newborn. Their value is innate. It’s a given.
And then, life moves along. The newborn grows up. And in that time, the world around them piles on all kinds of conditions on their worth. Their value turns from a given to an… ‘If.’ [Click to continue reading…]
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