Allowed to be hollow

Am I not allowed to be hollow,

Or fall in the hole

Or break my bones (within me)

In the trap set by my own lie to myself? O my friend,

I too must sin and sin.

 

I too must hurt other people

(since I am no exception)

I must be hated by them.

 

Thomas Merton, “Whether There Is Enjoyment in Bitterness”

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About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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