Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Pleasure of Reason and the Delight of Imagination

Si l'ordre est le plaisir de la raison, le désordre est le délice de l'imagination. -- Paul Claudel

The demands of Truth, in its many forms, Beauty, and the Good are for the human subject to better comprehend both itself and the context into which it has been situated.  This comprehension is not something that can be grasped in an act of violence, it is rather something that arises from the everyday experience of Being-from the prayers, relationships, readings, (inter)actions, and thoughts that define life.  While imposing order can be pleasing to the rational faculty of the subject, the fragments of experience, as disorderly as the may seem, can provide a window into the delight of the imagination, which dances before Wisdom and her children.

This blog offers occasional reflections, both theological and philosophical, some arising from personal experience, others being an occasion of intellectual reflection.  I invite my readers to respond in a generous manner, offering their ideas about the thoughts that I share. Hopefully, these musings will be an aid in my own personal journey and may aid others in their path. 

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