Almost everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, scared, and yet designed for joy.*
Mythology opens the world so that it becomes transparent to something that is beyon speech, beyond words – in short, what we call transcendence.**
Our full confession involves owning up to how we mess up – ourselves, each other, the planet – AND
how we are also capable of joy and beauty. We are made for transcendence.
(*Anne Lamott, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Anne Lamott on Forgiveness, Self Forgiveness, and the Relationship Between Brokenness and Joy.)
(**From Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.)