Monday, November 14, 2011

broken open

Four times a day—on rising, at noon, late afternoon, and before going to bed—Agnes and Father Damien became that one person who addressed the unknown. The priest stopped what he was doing, cast himself down, made himself transparent, broke himself open. That is, prayed.

Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. Harper Collins, 2001. 182.

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