In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
It's nice to know one's not alone in certain sentiments, so I was encouraged to run across this, from Sir Francis Bacon:
A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds: therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.