Monday, August 11, 2008

Imaginary places, and how to live there.

So orientation starts in about two hours. We've been here for three weeks and have loved every second of it. I've come to the conclusion though that Sewanee is not a real place. Sure it's got three dimensions and is bound by time...sort of.
Part of the unrealness of Sewanee is the fact that we are being supported to such a high degree, not a characteristic of the "real world." But there are other realms besides the real world. Neverland, Wonderland, Oz, Narnia, Sewanee. These are all places where one goes to so that certain psychic and spiritual activities can be acted out in an accelerated way. These heroic, imaginary places are designed to change you, and I am so ready and grateful.

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