By Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
At the guts of this go back and forth e-book lies a paradox: the Pilgrim's hope for the reward of stillness amid the flux and circulation of time, switch, and situation. "Be nonetheless and be aware of that i'm God," sings the Psalmist, channeling the voice of the divine. "Teach us to care and never care. educate us to take a seat still," prays the poet, T.S. Eliot. nonetheless Pilgrim depicts and embodies this human dilemma--our inevitable flow via time, second via second, day-to-day, and the facility of artwork to forestall either time and our ahead march, to trap the current second so we'd take pleasure in the flavour of life.
"The nonetheless Pilgrim's background includes flashes of pleasure and visitations of sorrow, engagement with saints and with artists (the Pilgrim's own purchaser saints), epiphanies sparked by means of phrases and songs and tales, revelations brought on by way of encounters with attractiveness and terror. The reader who perseveres via those poems isn't any longer purely a reader--he or she is a companion in pilgrimage and a pal. those poems became your poems, this tale your tale, bespeaking our (un)common beginnings and our both (un)common end." -- Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, from the Afterword
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