This tension mirrors all to closely the uncomfortable place we often find ourselves spiritually, torn between the call magic and the lure of safety. Pragmatism is the all-too-convincing adversary of nearly every great social and spiritual advancement, and yet there needs to be a framework by which to sustain such idealism. My friend recently summed up the whole reason for this blog quite nicely by adapting Thomas Mann's assessment of writers:
"Painters are not people who love to paint. They are people for whom painting is harder than it is for normal people."I find lately that no sooner do I have a brilliant inspiration for a project than I discover 5 conceptual reasons why it's not worth following through on. Sometimes I envy people who don't think too hard about things.