Fire burns.

This I Believe

#1

Once upon a time, a Man walking in the desert finds Something flaming in a desert bush.
The Flame-Something is bright and oddly-colored, both hot and bracingly cold, not at all what he expected. He politely asks its name.
I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE, says the Something.
The Man is confused, but he walks back to Egypt soon thereafter. Blood sludges through the rivers. A mother, wailing, drags the empty corpse-shell of her son to the bone cart. A weeping king lifts his hand in surrender.
After the People leave Egypt, the Man excitedly tells them about the Fiery Something. No one believes him.
They are, in fact, annoyed.


#2

Someone wise — I’ve forgotten who — said that to profess yourself a Christian wasn’t so much a statement of belief as a commitment to struggle with a story. To let an angel smack you around a bit, fuck up your thigh, then disappear.


#3

Still: the Buddha says, It is better to have one deep well than six shallow wells.

***
Like this? Help someone find it...
Facebooktwitterpinterestmail
(...and then come find me!)
Facebooktwitterrssinstagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *