Saturday, April 21, 2007
Escaping Protestant Guitars
Have you ever read something that really resonates with your inner man (and your gut) and you say to yourself, "I wish I had made that statement first!"?
Here's a quote by Annie Dillard that falls into that category. I haven't been attending mass lately but after experiencing the incredible beauty of an "evensong" service in a cathedral in Oxford, England last month I think I might enjoy the reverent sense of God's presence..without guitars.
"I have overcome a fiercely anti-Catholic upbringing in order to attend Mass simply and solely to escape Protestant guitars."
–Anne Dillard, “An Expedition to the Pole,” in Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters (1983), 30
Thanks to Joshua Sowin at Fire & Knowledge for posting this.