This Easter I was praying at home -- typically I would be traveling back and forth to church during the Triduum, starting with the foot washing on Holy Thursday and ending with the Saturday vigil. I would be singing, sitting still, looking around to see who I knew and trying to maintain a sense of … Continue reading Part I: The Way of Simone Weil: _Waiting For God_(The Letters)
You Have To Be Brave To Be An Artist!
I was so excited about Housekeeping that I suggested, or rather insisted, my 11 year old read it. She read about four pages and said it was too confusing. I could not let it end there as I felt this was a book she would like. "Why is it too confusing?" I asked. She said … Continue reading Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
In short, My Bright Abyss is structured loosely as short prose entries, which include Wiman's poetry and the poetry of other poets, and his life experiences nested together as expressions of his thoughts on religion.
Notice Joan Halifax does not say we need religion; rather she writes we need a "spiritual practice". The emphasis is on practice; it must be practiced each day in order for it to work when we need it most.