"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

26 April 2006

On Knowing One's Place

I am too harried to articulate much in writing this week, it seems, but this morning I read a wonderful post at Mere Comments by Dr. Anthony Esolen -- an English professor at Providence College and a writer for Touchstone. Tony reflects on the importance of knowing one's place in the world and accepting it with gratitude and delight, finding satisfaction in simply being who we were created to be and where we have been placed. A wonderful meditation for the end of the semester.

1 comment:

Lisa (Froggyhead) said...

This was wonderful. I think I'll link to it, too.