“When the ground crumbles under their feet, [people] *have* to leap even into uncertainty if they are to avoid certain destruction.”Evidently, Auden was describing his conversion, or return to the Anglican church in broader context, claiming that many find themselves in similar conditions "...in all states of life." This certainly describes the circumstances surrounding my step away from alcohol. As a friend of mine says during his shares at an AA meeting: "Thank God for the gift of desperation."
Friday, December 16, 2011
More on leaping
This time from Auden, courtesy of Wesley Hill and Curlew River: