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Hello, Old Friend

March 20, 2009

My brain is buzzing away, and my eyes are bouncing along, and for just a minute, I feel like a productive member of society, rather than a person endlessly chasing toys and plastic plates and diapers and vomit and ‘pee’ and ‘poop’ and small pieces of clothing.

I am reading. And it feels like the first time I made it through Dr. Seuss on my own.

A nice side benefit is the source of the words– Will Samson’s new book Enough. I’ll forgive him for borrowing the title of one of my favorite books by one of my very favorite authors, because Will’s book is so direct and yet lacks the distasteful elements of guilt and harangue. It is hopeful.

The best line so far is from his section on caring for ‘the other’, and it’s a quote from Richard Kearney that I apparently missed at the 2007 Emergent Philosophical Conversation (and my many listens to the podcasts):

“The very uniqueness of Jesus is the refusal of exclusivity”

Now back to reading, rather than writing about reading.

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One Response to “Hello, Old Friend”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Although the reading is great, isn’t it much like watching a comedy – more fun if you share the good parts?
    Tom D.M.

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