Behind Creation another story lurks, explains, complicates. The first question of the world is Form. The question does not begin with “what,” but with “how.” What philosophical and theological theories may gloss when considering ex nihilo as a creative crux is that Nothing must first exist for creation to occur in it. Tzimtzum, in midrashic and kabbalistic thought, […]
On a whitewashed island in Greece, where the brass church bells chime out into the sea
every evening, there is a slender old woman in a red head scarf who yells out, “Soup! A scoop of
soup!” while banging her tin drum with a ladle and wandering the cobblestoned alleyways.
In my enormous head Winter dragged itself along. And the head was majestic. But an old man With blue eyes, chesty, Said nothing to me of being blind. And we ran off to his house. And I kissed His enormous head And his snow-white mouth. Already a year has passed since he died. But winter […]