Geography and spirituality

"She (Sarah) planted herself not on the edge but in the center of God’s land of promise..."Kathleen Norris opened her book Dakota with this quotation from Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gassett: “Tell me the landscape in which you live, and I will tell you who you are.” Of equal intrigue to me is this quotation that I found a few years ago, carved into a stone in front of Palmer Auditorium here in Austin.  It was penned by a well-known Texas legend, J. Frank Dobie. “Great literature … [Read more...]