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Um, er, yes

The busy do not understand the un-busy. “Are you keeping busy?” they blurt, which leaves the un-busy three choices—to lie, prevaricate or stare fixedly ahead. The story of Martha and Mary is devoted to this tension. Jesus makes plain where his heart is. 


There are a few idols to smash, a past to jettison, before we’re ready for Whitman’s question. “After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on—have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear—what remains?”