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Some (Very Minor) Thoughts on the Occasion of Both Easter and of Reading Salinger

April 4, 2010

The question of whether or not god exists is far too weighty for anyone to think they have figured out any sooner than five minutes before their death.

One thing that heartens me is the fact that I will never run out of books to read at lunch, by myself.

The true mark of a god-seeker is whether or not he or she is able to discern holy bells in the sound of house keys tied to a jogger’s shoelaces.

There is not any haunt of prophecy,
Nor any old chimera of the grave,
Neither the golden underground, nor isle
Melodious, where spirits gat them home,
Nor visionary south, nor cloudy palm
Remote on heaven’s hill, that has endured
As April’s green endures; or will endure
Like her remembrance of awakened birds,
Or her desire for June and evening, tipped
By the consummation of the swallow’s wings.

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