Quote Unquote

I am reading Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life and found this wonderful quote by Albert Einstein:

“To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself to us as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms — this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of all true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men.”


Creative Check-In

I’m afraid I don’t have much to report on the creativity front today. I’ve done no knitting or writing, although I am reading at a furious rate for the Reviews. When possible, I am reading Steve Kowit’s  In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop as I caste about for a poetry prompt.

The highlight of my day was talking with Red Cheever for a couple of hours this afternoon. For twelve years, he has been an amazing spiritual adviser, who helps me see my life in a larger context. He suggested I read Andrew Harvey’s The Direct Path and that we read Karen Armstrong’s The Case for God together. I’m excited by both texts. I’m also toying with the idea of returning to my long-ago habit of attending the quieter weekday Masses. I find the quiet restorative.

Although you will not find direct references to God in my creative outlets, I find my creativity flows when I feel centered and connected to something greater than myself. So, I’m looking forward to that flow.