4.16.21

Her eyes the cosmos, Sun hits the dark side of moon Turning me inside out. Barrenness, spring rain  Weeping. I no longer walk fast,  Even through the rain. I did not know the eyes of strangers Could hold the familiar,  The uncreated Which makes its home here  Like a soul in a body.

Darkling Thrush: A Brief Plug

I recently created a Spotify description for Bryce Barnes’ new EP, Darkling Thrush. (You can find him of Spotify as the artist “Raught”.) Here’s what I wrote. Releasing his first EP, Darkling Thrush, on November 20, 2020, Bryce Barnes promises to become one of the ambient genre’s most thoughtful contributors. Barnes started playing around with …

Philosophy at Bible Study and Other Unhelpful Abstractions

To all of you to whom I have spoken unhelpful abstractions, I’d like to apologize. Last week, I talked about my ancient philosophy class twice at Bible study, and people were bored. They didn’t go to Bible study for intellectual discussion. That’s not even why I go to Bible study. People go for solidarity. They …

Five Ambient Albums to Enjoy

Recently I was recommended five ambient albums. Carve Out the Face of My God – Infinite Body Seeming to oscillate between earth and space, serene droning hearkens to the grandeur of the cosmos.  The tracks are just short enough to avoid monotony, but long enough to allow one to sink into their almost majestic undulations. …

Emma: From Love to Loveliness

Emma Woodhouse has “lived nearly twenty one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her,” we are informed at the beginning of Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde. Emma depicts the brat-to-heroine transformation of a handsome, clever rich girl. Emma is a protagonist long before she is a hero, and becomes …

Thumos: The Spirited Element

According to Plato, three elements compose a human being: the calculating element, the spirited element, and the desiring element. (Book IV Plato’s Republic, 440e) In other words, the soul has a head, a heart, and a gut. The calculating part of the soul is the center of reason, knowledge, and wisdom. The spirited part of …

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