30 Mar

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I’ve just rattled my way through this biography of the trials and tribulations of the life of Pete Doherty. There was an interesting quote as they were deconstructing society and points to the early fights against the enlightenment thinking via the romantic poets of the like of Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth.

“The Romantic movement stemmed in part from a rejection of the modern, a deliberate move away from the reason and order of the Enlightenment, and it gained momentum as an artistic movement in both France and Britain. The Romantic poets felt that the Enlightenment had drained creativity of its passion. They believed that the intellectual and creative life of the nation had become so sophisticated it had lost its ability to dream, its imagination.”

It got me thinking about the Church. Have we lost this ability to dream? Have I lost my ability to dream? What is possible?

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