Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beauty Makes Me Cry

Beauty makes me cry ; she makes for me to weep. The Earth's unconquerable passion for sublimity stuns and sets me on my knees in wonder and unspeakable gratitude. Can you feel the mountain? Can you feel the pride of the land? Can you feel your heart drenched in the supersaturation of the work of Mother Earth's hands? The longing to give oneself to the land, to throw oneself upon the land, to serve and be held by the land. She is a presence more awesome and maternal than any might fathom in a hundred lifetimes. She is the root of all patriotism, the heart of loyalty, and I feel that loyalty, and woo others into fealty to her, for her daughter is Love and she the Land. From her, Love will always spring. Praise be hers, and steadfastness from men, whose hearts are too often fickle, for in buying and selling the lots whose slips mark the honor of caring and serving her, of warding and tending her, they've turned the privilege of participation into delusion of ownership, thinking they own her, when she owns all, and these slips but certificates of caretaking, price paid for the honor of reserving a seat at her table. Let us not forget the true order of things in our hubris and puffed-up self-importance. The powers beyond us, amidst us, and within us, declare that impiety.

5 Comments:

Blogger Hrafnkell Haraldsson said...

A beautiful, heartfeld ode to the land, Siegfried. Thank you for sharing that.

5:35 AM  
Blogger SiegfriedGoodfellow said...

You're most welcome! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit. Somehow through electronic signals (some sublime manifestation of Thor?), the thoughtful amongst us are reweaving a culture of significance, patching up the holes that have frayed over the centuries through neglect and thoughtlessness. The ideologically shrill do not realize that it is this fabric which will make the shrillness unnecessary. To restore the balance, we must speak to each other with respect and with open ears of listening, and from our hearts.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Kat Fredricksdottir said...

A perfect 10 of a post. Absolutely brilliant.

8:15 PM  
Blogger SiegfriedGoodfellow said...

Thank you, Kat!

3:51 AM  
Blogger Kat Fredricksdottir said...

Adding you to the blogroll. Feel free to visit my own modest blog any time. Not much there yet; I'm seeking out new blogs to read and new friends to make.

Word verification: "sedinism"

Is that like a really sedentary lifestyle that one is highly devoted to?

6:52 AM  

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