Monday, January 18, 2016

January 17, 2016

Monteverdi on Spotify.
Curious bright sky in the night, low clouds-- snow clouds I suppose-- down against the streetlights.
Listening to a radio interview with someone who calls himself a “Buddhist atheist,” I happened to think what a shaky position atheism is from which to discuss matters of the spirit. Insisting on atheism as a legitimate take on God is like asserting tone-deafness should have a role in the critique of music. It is a deficit and not a perspective. In other areas, insistence on the non-existence of something that others perceive and take wholly to their hearts is thought of as impoliteness, if not idiocy.
The yearly blast of “Lift Ever’y Voice and Sing” as the recessional.

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