But just like in Narnia where it wasn’t good for it to always be Winter and never Christmas. It’s also important to realize that it’s not good for it to always be Summer and never football. We need Winter. We need a time of doing with less.
Our lives are directed by to-do lists and calendars and productivity apps. I don’t wake with the sun but with a clock. And the things invented in this world to serve me have become my masters. Sometimes, I fear that I have mistaken crossing something off my list for life. Because the point of life is not to be productive.
A while back a wonderful movie came out starring Robin Williams entitled “Dead Poet’s Society,” where Williams played an English teacher named John Keating who attempted to get his class of young boys interested in poetry. And in the movie, he does a pretty good job. He showed them that poetry is about gods and …
When despair for the world grows in me, there are many things I turn to for healing and hope. Wendell Berry is one of them.