The Way of Grace & The Way of Nature….

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In The Tree of Life there is a beauty which is seen in the gentle beings who travel the way of grace not the way of coercive power. The coercive power of nature — hurricanes, tsunamis, the domination of animals over others, and the controlling power of humans — has tragic beauty of its own, but it lacks a kind of divinity.  It is not yet the way of grace.  The nuns are right.   In the long run we see the smile in all things, not through power but through love.

Digital vs Real….

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dionysius:

Was browsing thru the archives and this one got my attention….

Originally posted on lurking chihuahua:

I wonder which will prove to be more durable: the faded photos stuffed in boxes in the attic or the digital ephemera stored in “locations” that are really only collections of bytes somewhere in cyberspace….

My parents have a few old faded photos of their parents and even grandparents hidden away somewhere. They have a more of a collection documenting the childhood of me and my brothers. Sweetous and I have quite a pile of photos from our younger days and of Piglette and LB from early childhood thru high school. All of these artifacts are subject to deterioration and destruction from fire, wind, insurrections and so on.

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