By and By, Part II (For Uncle Brad)

“I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man;
like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.”
-Bob Dylan

Three years ago on this exact day, I met with an emotion never before introduced to me. I still don’t have a name for it. It was a concrete intangibility of anguish to which, until that moment, I had always been a stranger. Continue reading

I Just Can’t Help Believing

“I hold [a] creed…which I seldom mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest.”

-Jane Eyre

I’m not politically-inclined. I’m far too interested in other, far more trivial matters. Some day when I grow up, maybe I’ll give more credence to things of consequence. Continue reading