Saturday, January 22, 2005 +

Notes 81

It isn't surprising that Christians don't love one another. It is surprising that they don't pretend to love one another.

I beg of you, please punish me, and not others, for my sins.

Friday, January 21, 2005 +

Circles of Swastikas

“The Swastika is mistakenly thought to be an emblem of particularly Eastern or Aryan origin. It is found in the ideography of many different tribes, and children left to themselves with paper and pencil arrive at it readily when decorating squares. (Fylfot, gammadion, Encycl. Brit. 14th ed., VII, 260 a.)”
Jacques Barzun, Race: A Study in Superstition

Circles of Ankhs


Thursday, January 20, 2005 +

Christian Carnival LIII

Notes 80

The courage to say, Thy will be done.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 +

Cross 2002

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 +

Catholic Carnival XIII

Notes 79

Your ways are not our ways. Is your love not our love?

I do not love an impassive God.

For Christians it is self-defeating not to love.

Monday, January 17, 2005 +

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On the morning of January 17, 1941, Thomas R. Kelly “exclaimed to Lael Kelly: ‘Today will be the greatest day of my life.’ While drying dishes that evening after supper, he suffered a massive heart attack and was dead within moments.”—Richard M. Kelly, Thomas Kelly: A Biography (New York: Harper, 1966).

Sunday, January 16, 2005 +

Homage to the Square

A Java applet after Josef Albers

Romano Guardini, “The Dissolution of the Modern World”:

There may be possibilities for fresh experience within the new nature. The tasks facing man might imply that the boundaries of his experience can be extended, that an immense universe of reality formerly unexperienced in its effects was now being open to man. The work confronting man might also imply that a kind of indirect experience was coming into the world, whereby that which had been only abstract thought was now being absorbed into the living experience of man. Note: The endeavor here involved may be an approach to an abstract art, insofar as abstract art is really “art” and not simply naked experimentation or distorted reproduction.