Time

Often, joyful moments are only truly appreciated in retrospect. Perhaps, as the Romantics believed, it’s necessary to fully soak up experience before gleaning true meaning for the purposes of recording, recollecting, redistributing. The clock runs without permission; life is as full as one is open to allow – to be taken and take on, rather than overtaken by its possibilities

Mitzvah

At no point did her attention wane as she selflessly handed each person a sandwich. Her attention transubstantiated a hand-out into a gift. Each gift received turned the written law of love into living law. A dove descended and dwelled among them in this holy economy which transacts in nothing and yet in everything.

Infodemic

Our theology has become gnostology, and there were bound to be heretics. Information abounding, heretics pick up an information thread but missteps slightly, putting the missed into misinformation. Harboring a slight doubt in a well-established trusted chain sends the heretic adrift encouraged by algorithms trained and feeding on our gnoseological addition. How does one rehabilitate a world where gnosis denies being?

Ambit

Influence stretches like a rubber band, slowly roping in others. Some drift until found, then flouting with the group’s whims as the elastic stretches and tightens. Others push and pull at its boundaries. A few forget the band’s plasticity altogether and declare its bounds Truth. For them, the rubber band’s freedom becomes a noose.