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By N. Thomas Johnson-Medland

males were spit up onto shore via whales and nice fish because the starting of time. This has been occurring for ceaselessly; probably, even longer than ceaselessly. this can be true.
It can also be real that males have spit whales and nice fish up onto shore because the starting of time. This has additionally been happening for perpetually; maybe, even longer than without end. Which of those occurred first, i will not say. Who is familiar with; who can say?
Regardless, ahead of being spit up on land either males and fish sat idly by way of contained in the bellies in their captors, ruminating on their fate—wondering what all of it meant—what all of it capacity. males and fish and every thing alive ask yourself approximately lifestyles, and the way they healthy into it and it into them; up to they may be able to ask yourself. a few males i've got met appear to ask yourself lower than a few fish i've got met. Who is aware; who can say?
Our lives are approximately considering: pondering approximately our lives. each residing factor yearns towards development. This longing is not anything yet an everlasting seek, an everlasting brooding about approximately every little thing that's. at some point soon we lose the start into the tip; and what got here first is dissolved into the continuing strategy. Fish then guy, or guy then fish, not anyone can say which got here first. All we all know is that we're held captive, we ruminate, after which we're spit out right into a rebirth.
Our mythic trips as males are like this. occasionally you can't inform which got here first, the concept that you're a guy and so you might do a undeniable factor as a result of that; or the doing of a definite factor after which later understanding or finding out that you simply did it since you are a guy. Which got here first the fish or the guy? you can't determine and if you imagine you've got turn into yes, issues shift.

"Men are rediscovering poetry if it speaks to their sincere adventure, everyone is rediscovering poetry whilst it really is obtainable and evocative. good, right here it is—for your discovery and enlightenment!"
—Richard Rohr, OFM, writer of From Wild guy to clever guy and Adam's Return

Tom Johnson-Medland is the foodstuff prone supervisor for Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat heart in Cresco, Pennsylvania. he's the writer of Bridges, Paths, and Waters; airborne dirt and dust, Sky, and Mountains, Cairn-Space, coming into the movement, and alongside the Road—Tales of the adventure (all from source Publications).

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