Ode to the Brain: A Maundy Thursday Meditation on Communion with all Things

This is no “mere materialism” to declare we need nothing extra.

The universe is wondrous and alive.

That is enough.

It is a great dance.

That is enough.

All things creating all things.


Birthing. Living. Dying.


So sad, so lovely.

Does it need to be known?

I don’t think so.




For no good reason it is known.

By us…

(And who knows who others in this vast universe…)

For us

The mystery of knowing this reality emerges from the human brain.

Three pounds or so of flesh.

Reveals the spirit of all things…

And so

For no reason beyond the blood coursing through our veins…

Feeling the ocean of it all…


and so

Singing praises…



Sacred? Profane?

In fact there is no difference…


That is enough…

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