not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


uncorrupted by the conscious self, knowing less the crow knows more

notes from simone weil:

"God can love in us only this consent to withdraw in order to make way for him, just as he himself, our creator, withdrew in order that we might come into being."

"...I act as a screen.  I must withdraw so that he may see..."

"I must withdraw so that God may make contact with the beings whom chance places in my path and whom he loves.  It is tactless for me to be there.  It is as though I were placed between two lovers or two friends.  I am not the maiden who awaits her betrothed, but the unwelcome third who is with two betrothed lovers and ought to go away so that they can really be together."

"May I disappear in order that those things that I see may become perfect in their beauty from the very fact that they are no longer things that I see."

"To see a landscape as it is when I am not there . . ."