Archive for March 24th, 2020

I awoke to morning prayer again informed by Dante’s poetry:

 “ The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.”

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, inferno-canto-vi-105

A profoundly Franciscan idea!

Over the weekend, my wife and I both became symptomatic and await testing ( whenever that becomes available). We may have a touch of seasonal flu or a cold or something else: worrying to be sure.

AND, yesterday, while standing at some distance from my granddaughter, she spotted me and called out down the street with such joyful exuberance, waving her arms and running our way- “Pop-Pop!”

As neuroanatomist, Jill Bolte Taylor wrote in her book, My Stroke of Insight, after recovery from a massive left hemispheric stroke: “ We may think of ourselves as thinking beings that feel, but we are really feeling beings that think!


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