Revival: Memorials and the Gate to the Human Heart
by Thomas J. Scheff (August 2010)
It is our sorrow. Shall it melt? Then water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys,
And we rebuild our cities, not dream of islands.
-- Paysage Moralisé, by W. H. Auden
When I was a child growing up in the South, I found religious services boring. But I once sneaked into a tent revival meeting. People were laughing, crying, shaking, dancing, and rolling around on the floor. I was delighted because I had never seen anything like it, especially not in my own family. Like many families, we seemed to have a no-emotion rule. more>>>
Posted on 07/31/2010 3:22 PM by NER