I follow my high-minded words around like a supplicant, rarely catching up. When I do, they only smirk.
Author Archive | John Otterbacher
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’, that would be enough.” -Meister Eckharts
“Democracy is the worst form of government there is, except all the others.” -Winston Churchill
A particularly disturbing form of intellectual dishonesty is to pretend that I do not know what I actually know because of what it asks of me.
Halloween in the Michigan woods.
“I always wanted to be somebody. I see now I should have been more specific.” -Lily Tomlin
“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploration Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time” TS Eliot
“Let us disappear into praising. Nothing belongs to us.” Rilke
Spent a sunny afternoon with Thomas Merton at his hermitage in the Kentucky woods. He let silence do the talking.
“I see what I see and don’t need to think much about it.” Daniel Woodrell