Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


And so, once again, the
desert beckons me. But,
before I go, a deep bow
of gratitude and a tip of
the skullcap to Sister Christine
for pointing me back to a book I
need to take with me to the desert:
Teaching the Dead Bird to Sing
by W. Paul Jones. It's been several years since I read this book, but it is
calling to me once again. As if I had any doubts about this, one quick
glance at the quotations in the front of the book assured this book's
place in my backpack. I share them with you now. May they speak to
you as they spoke to me:

"I would soon go down into the silence."
- Psalm 94:17 (Grail)

"My one companion is darkness."
- Psalm 88:19 (Grail)

"Deep calls to deep..."
- Psalm 42:7

"The soul knows for certain
only that it is hungry."
- Simone Weil, Waiting for God

"The experiences called to mind here
were born in the desert that we must
not leave behind."
- Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

"You called, you shouted,
ans you broke through my deafness.
You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my darkness.
You breathed your fragance on me;
I drew in breath and now I pany for you.
I have tasted you, how I hunger and thirst for more.
You touched me, and I burned for your peace."
- Augustine, The Confessions

Pray for me, as I pray for you.

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Blogger H.M. said...

Prayers for your journey, friend.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Val said...

This really spoke to me. I've recently been writing about God as a compass. . .

6:48 AM  

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