Monday, April 5, 2010

Two Sides of Ecstacy

.TW O . S I D E S . O F . E C S T A C Y . . . . .

On the other side of ecstasy lies a painful emptiness. On the other side of bitterness lies joy. Where one goes the other must follow.

In the ecstasy of understanding lies the gnawing pain of a new frontier of ignorance.

In the agony of yearning lies the ecstasy of love.
In the ecstasy of prayer lies the of agony and distance before the infinite light.

There is no sweet song that is not equally bitter, save that which is shallow and meaningless........

A Purim Meditation

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