In This Moment

“I know this happiness is provisional: . . . but ineluctable this shimmering/of wind in the blue leaves.” — Denise Levertov

“Jesus wept.”

The shortest verse in the Bible and the favorite of middle-school children who are required to memorize a Bible verse. Why he wept can easily be conjectured: his friend Lazarus had died. An urgent summons had come, but Jesus dawdled, deliberately, it seems. He and the…

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Retired prof of philosophy, ethics, and communications. My blog is Dante’s Woods and I write a weekly essay for Spectrum Magazine.

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Barry Casey

Barry Casey

Retired prof of philosophy, ethics, and communications. My blog is Dante’s Woods and I write a weekly essay for Spectrum Magazine.