identity

“If you don’t know who you are or where you come from, you will find yourself at a disadvantage.  The ordered slums of suburbia are made for the confusion of the spirit.  Those who live in units called ‘homes’ or ‘estates’ — both words do violence to the language — don’t know who they are.  For the profound stress between the union that is flesh and spirit, they have been forced to exchange the appetites.  Each business promotion uproots the family.  Children become wayfarers.  Few are given any vision of the Divine.  They perforce become secular men, half men, who inhabit what is left of Christendom.”

— Andrew Lytle, A Wake for the Living (1975)

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One response to “identity

  1. I definitely enjoy some agrarians!

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