Holy Saturday: The Gaps are the Thing

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“The gaps are the thing.

The gaps are the spirit’s one home,

the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that

the spirit can discover itself

like a once-blind man unbound.

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The gaps are the clefts in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God;

they are the fissures between mountains and cells

the wind lances through,

the icy narrowing fiords splitting the cliffs of mystery.

Go up into the gaps if you can find them; they shift and vanish, too.

                                         Stalk the gaps.

Squeak into a gap in the soil,

Squeak(ing) into the gaps

turn,

and unlock

–more than a maple–

a universe.”

                                         Annie Dillard

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