“To remember is, literally, to put broken pieces back together, to re-member. It is to create an original wholeness out of what has become scattered fragments . . .
“There is a terrible cost to our busyness. It erodes memory. Or worse than that: it turns good memory into mere nostalgia–memory falsified and petrified–and turns bad memory into bloodhounds that chase us to rend us, that keep us ever running, dodging, backtracking. Busyness destroys the time we need to remember well.
“In the confusion, we forget who we are. The broken pieces remain strewn.
“The Swahili word for ‘white man’–mazungu–literally means ‘one who spins around.’ That’s how East Africans see Westerners: turning ourselves dizzy, a great whirl of motion without direction. We’re flurries going nowhere.”
~Mark Buchanan in The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.
Linking with Diane today.