There has been a little pattern: bright sunrise, then clouding up, and then mid-afternoon clearing. There is no wind in the morning and slight to moderate wind for the rest of the day. Outside on the windless east side of the schoolhouse it is usually warm. I ate a late breakfast there with a meadowlark companion and Dillard by my side. It is the best part of the day.
Annie Dillard finishes For the Time Being
with the suggestions that god is both omnipotent and dependent on us to exercise…not his will, but his creation. She quotes thinkers and practitioners of different religions on this idea that god needs man to perform, to disclose, to complete and fulfill him. The “him” sticks like a bone in my windpipe, but the idea of our responsibility in creation is appealing.