Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

October 12, 2004

Being Human, Athens vs. Sparta, and a Haiku Moment

This morning I started reading a book called New Way to Be Human, by Charlie Peacock. I think I'm really going to like this book, and will probably be featuring key quotes from its pages in upcoming posts.


Then there's the Red Sox. My corner of the universe is just a wee bit excited. I've studiously ignored the upcoming presidential election here at Mr. Standfast, but I cannot ignore Athens vs. Sparta. Go, Sox!


And Now for Something Completely Different:

Mr. Standfast happens to love haiku. It's an acquired taste. It's best to read a lot of them at once, withholding judgement, since they have a kind of cumulative impact as they gradually reorder our way of seeing. For a nice introduction to the form, look here, here, or here. The following is my own latest try:

Windy October--
trapped in a disheveled web,
ripped leaves, brown needles.


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