Or, The Song of the City Ivy
A reflection while contemplating the ivy upon the buildings of Tbilisi, Georgia, April 2021
An ode to renowned Lebanese sculptor Elias el-Melky, who passed on 26 April 21, age 98. A reflection on the man according to the photo of him featured courtesy of his daughter Noel Melky Helou.
A tribute to the people of Lebanon.
In a world whose troubles dwarf our own, is joy possible—even permissible?
Freedom and joy come by the acceptance of our limitations, by realizing that in fact these actually define who I am as a unique person.
The overall arc of human history is released in Genesis 1 & 2, is redeemed from missing its mark by the Lamb, and reaches its intended destination in Revelation 21 & 22. God transforms Chaos to Comos, and we transform the Cosmos into a global garden-city: the Cathedral where God dwells with Man.
The Hebrew verbs communicate a distinct personality and tender ethos of the “LORD God” as he introduces himself to the reader.