Tuesday, May 18, 2010

IT'S NOT 'OUT THERE'

And all the while it's right here, right in front of us. Or should I say in us? And until we realize that we will miss the beauty that has freely been given and instead chase the things that have not...and trample under foot that which we are in need of.

"We have many commodities but little satisfaction, little sense of the sufficiency of anything. The scarcity of satisfaction makes of our many commodities an infinite series of commodities, the new commodities invariably promising greater satisfaction than the older ones. In fact, the industrial economy's most marketed commodity is satisfaction, and this commodity, which is repeatedly promised, bought, and paid for, is never delivered." Wendell Berry


I'm just feeling the weight this morning, of the unnecessary suffering created by the lie, as it confuses and beats the hell out of people I care deeply about. And don't be fooled in thinking the lie only applies here to what Mr Berry speaks. The lie is much deeper, wider, and far-reaching than just that.

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