Letter to the Young…

                              One day, this world will break you and when it does you will never be ready you will never be mended and you will cease to believe; in life, love, faith, family, god, in everything, although you may never admit […]

Shoegazer

I was going though some of my older photos and I came across this little nugget. I began to recognize a pattern throughout my photographic work. I take quite a number of photos of shoes, either mine or others, and or other objects on the ground. Generally speaking, it seems the implicit intent of my […]

Beggar at the Gates

  I dance with my despair I kiss my suffering mouth to mouth Lips wet with saliva and tears sweat and strain Do not let my stutter depart from me I limp because I have wrestled I have striven with “God” and men and have prevailed Disjointed and crippled, I am whole I am laughing […]

Smokestack

I just recently finished reading a book my therapist ‘prescribed’ to me; Healing Your Emotional Self. I won’t go into too much regarding its content here. I’m planning on writing a post regarding a few thoughts, considerations, and critiques of what I found in the text. Overall, however, I though the book was helpful and informative. As I […]

A Prayer of Perhaps ( To the God I Don’t Believe In)

I pray to you…but, who is the “you” to whom I pray? Who are “you”? Perhaps I pray to no one that isn’t so hard to believe. Infinite pages could be filled by the desperate cries and the wounded words shouted to an empty sky. Perhaps I pray to myself, as I’m sure Feuerbach would […]

Domestication…

  To call the taming of an animal its “improvement” sounds almost like a joke to our ears. Whoever knows what is going on in menageries doubts that the beasts are “improved” there. They are weakened, they are made less harmful, and through the depressive effect of fear; through pain, through wounds, and through hunger […]

Is Saturday Forgotten on Sunday?

  Holy Saturday is too often passed over far too quickly on the way to resurrection Sunday. It is a day that fully inhabits the death of God, a day that is utterly saturated with complete and total absence of the divine. If the cry from the cross marks the kenotic self-emptying moment in which […]

Melancholy as Mitzvot

Last semester I took a course in Modern & Contemporary Judaism. I found it to be intriguing and enlightening. As someone who has devoted a considerable amount of my own personal studies to understanding the specificity of  the Jewish faith, I relished the opportunity to engage with it in an academic format. Below you’ll find a short […]

The Prayer of the Wounded…

God, if you are there, come among us. …if you are not… May we be found faithful in the wake of your memory. May we give raise to song in the remnant of the Event. May we be found mournfully joyous in the knowledge of who we must now become, The answer to each other’s […]

What it Means to Burn…

I give of that which I have nothing left Like the widow’s copper coins I know what it means to be too few Hearing their clanking echoing eternal long after they are gone I am a Phoenix stillborn Burned and consumed Laying low within the flames Scorched and waiting to rise Return   Return …