Saturday, November 14, 2009

the wasteland

Who is the third who walks always beside you?
When I count, there are only you and I together 360
But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you
Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
I do not know whether a man or a woman
—But who is that on the other side of you? 365

from the wasteland by t.s. eliot

Still going through this poem, line by line and trying to grasp it all. I will implore my dear friend, Katie, to help me with what I cannot understand. I do know that there are many references to lines from the Bible and also many famous romantic interludes...I am fascinated and was prompted to read this by a schizophrenic I recently engaged outside of work on my lunch break. God works in many mysterious ways and gives me so many lessons to learn, always in passing I can dismiss the initial intention, but after looking back, then the lesson is revealed.

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