Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Make It A Soul

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
John Keats (1795-1821);
English poet

     I came across this quote this morning.  I am not sure why it immediately resonated with me but it certainly did.  Perhaps it is because Keats offers justification for pains and troubles in our world.  When heartache, grief, despair, or discouragement enter into the frame that is our life, then we become more complete, more real, less broken.  We have greater depth on which to draw in our drive to understand who and why we are.  Perhaps the pain and trouble that can so thoroughly cloud our days can take ahold of our minds.  Perhaps that pain and sorrow  can  bend our minds and transform them into souls with magnitude, passion and grace, souls that rewards us with wisdom and understanding?


  1. I feel my soul slowly emerging. It's about time. I hope I have enough time.
    I wouldn't want to leave here with half a soul.

    1. Lynda, I think it's too late for you to leave with only half a soul. From what I know about you, I am thinking you earned your soul already.

  2. Yes.

  3. This is a good reminder that troubles can actually be opportunities. A reminder I can definitely use this past week or so--feelin' kinda Funky. So, thanks!