"Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there." [Annie Dillard]


I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth. I believe in mascara and blood and ash and cum.

I believe in poetry. I believe in unbelief. I stand in awe within a world trembling for them, all and ever.

I believe in love: visceral, brutal, perpetual, ekstatic.

I believe in the nameless ache of beauty and the soul’s awakening to the seduction of pain. 

I believe in the mingling of water and wine, of cigarette smoke and incense. 

I believe in the Flesh of the Soul, the Word of the World. 

I believe in the inexorability of Body, the untried boldness of Now and Here in the face of the All and Eternal.

I believe this world is a holy Hell and that we saints become raving lunatics in the end.