Saturday, December 31, 2016

We Have It Darker

Musings of A Sane Man

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in ”

Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” from The Future (1992)


Little Light brings some clarity but not much detail.
Photo Credit & Source: ©Perry J. Greenbaum, 2016


More Light brings more clarity and more detail.
Photo Credit & Source: ©Perry J. Greenbaum, 2016


Morning Light  reveals greater clarity and much detail.
Photo Credit & Source: ©Perry J. Greenbaum, 2016

Some like darkness; it’s in their design. The hearts beat the same rhythmic beat and the look is the same as you and me, but the like of such ones is darker, its fire of bleak liquidity, its desire of peak iniquity, its choir of speak acidity. [“You Want It Darker” (2016)]. They like acquisitions; they like money; they like power. Not for public good, or to make the world easier for those that would, but because they could. They like to mix cruelty with ambiguity and use this to deny others their freedom to be free. They like to cite “conscience,” but do not know where to locate it. Most of all, they like to kill the good, the flame of hope. It takes only a few to make it darker, and all the rest suffer like little children without a father. Fatherless. Hopeless. Faithless. Or so it seems in the dark when you can’t see, when you can’t find your way, when you have forgotten where to go. We now have it darker, a darkness which is darker than the one before it. A darker darkness. It’s not only a political problem; it’s a denial of the human possibility of belief taking on fleshly form, of the burning bush and hallowed ground, moving men of light and willingness to work out their faith in goodness, not with certainty but fearfully in the trembling awe of the unknown. It will takes many to allow the light to get in through the small cracks that have survived for thousands of years, for almost Eternity. We have the prophets, both modern and ancient, to guide us, to point the Way. It’s possible.… It will take place before the enterprise becomes too unsteady.  For Me & For You.
Are you Ready? Bist ir tsugegreyt?/?ביסט איר צוגעגרייט
Perry J. Greenbaum, “Notes from the Sixth Floor,” December 2016

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