Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Role of the Cloister

I realize tonight that I sought a cloister for most of my young adulthood. First in the church, then in decadence, and finally I found a sustainable brotherhood in programming; a cloister always. I was not wrong in seeking this, but in thinking that this was a forum self-realization, instead of truly a place for my rest. In our caves we rejuvenate and strengthen who we are, only outside of this repose can we change who we are. We are social creatures and we cast our distinct shadows in the light of others. We are not unique when alone, but when in contrast with others.

I distrust monotheism now. When we are consumed with one god we forget all men, and it is the men who need us and our thoughts.

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