Some Aphorisms and Questions

Who are the guardians of canon?  And by what criteria?  And who gives them their authority?

Poetry is that which cannot be expressed in prose.

Can a person sin who does not have a vocabulary in which that word is found?

Quit acting like COVID-19 is over!

Have you ever wondered, “Why is there a flower?”  And then, “Why does the flower delight?”–My pilgrimage from amoeba to Homo Sapiens Sapiens did not depend upon delicate pedals.

 

THE LEXICON OF LANGUAGE

Human community is the lexicon of language
Shared speech defines word and syntax
I know holy language, spoken among
Those self-identified spiritual
The lexicon of holy books, prayer, chant, doctrines
To whom these matter
I know ecstasy and peace
I know sin and craving
Shadow only exists by sunshine
I know secular language, spoken among
Those self-identified disinterested to spirituality
The lexicon of sciences, literature, arts, pop-culture, ego-gratification, social standing
To whom only these matter, or matter largely
I know class, sophistication, cultivation
I act the fool, commit faux-pas, social blunders
What honest human doesn’t, can’t, won’t
Secular language grounds the holy
As bark encloses trees, skin encloses the body, callous
Only flowers are unprotected