Monday, April 20, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Love. Luv. Like. Αγάπε (agape). Έροσ (eros). Φιλία (philia). Στοργή (storge).
What's love got to do (got to do) with it?
I was thinking (dangerous, I know) about love, and I've finally come up with a good thing about the English language's lack of differentiation in the word "love." I didn't think it was possible! I mean "love" is my favorite English whipping boy, my go to example of why the language is terribly deficient (which it is).
But there I was, thinking about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Deus Caritas Est raising the question about eros, and if eros can be purified, and is it really different from agape, and...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
- and how close?
A thin veneer of civility...
- scratch the surface and see him implode.
- A hair's breadth from exalted orations.
- A hair's breadth from depraved ravings.
Running before he can walk,
- it is a wonder he stands at all.
How beautiful is a life well spent?
See him chip and shatter.
See him weather storms.
Behold the Man.