I am always in search of something. What did I discover today?
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?