CELEBRATION IS IN ORDER TO HONOUR THIS PROCESS
DESPAIR CAN ONLY CREATE MORE CHAOS/CONFUSION
BEHOLD THE NOW RAREFYING/RAREFIRING AIR…
…..AS DUST SHAKING FROM FEET SETTLES
THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD.
Beware of the tiny gods frightened men
To bring an anesthetic relief
To their sad Days.
literally in the shit.
In many ways you are mining the dung heaps of our lives for spiritual and psychological gold.
Greenspan: Yes. “Shit happens,” as they say, and it will continue to happen!
I think the hardest thing is to feel that the shit is purposeless.
This is at the heart of the emotion we call “despair.”
Despair is an existential emotion.
It occurs when our meaning system gets shattered
and we have to construct a new one.
But our culture does not value this process.
We don’t see any value in the shit.
We want to flush it away.
It takes courage to allow our faith and meaning to be dismantled.
Despair can be a powerful path to the sacred
and to a kind of illumination
that doesn’t come when we bypass the darkness.
As the poet Theodore Roethke put it,
“The darkness has its own light.
Talk about that which disturbs no one And bring some peace into your