EVERYBODY KNOWS


Brexit! The ’loved-me-and-left-me’ song. On the saxophone.

The Glorious Mystery, Jacob. Where did you really leave The Establishment. Of your Church?

“With all of you wives. With my blood! My Spirit!” said the grandfather.

“Where is the lamb, father? Yeah, Abraham, what did you forget?”

The Call.

Old age?

Historic Preservation.  Tuck-pointed.  At a place where everyone knows the building if not the people who attend.

Clouded vision.  Cataracts.  The ability to see through the other side of the heavens. Ghosts.  The changing past.  Mystery, carried.

The Establishment.  The established Spirit.  The Remover of blood?

Crumbling places.  THE THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS.

About baby teeth.

Losing the first Ones.  Teachers, like The Articles of Confederation, with Teeth.

The Replacements.  The Temple, restored. The need for teeth and books and teachers.

The Agitators.  Is anybody in there?   The Battles, over Creation.

Ghosts. The THERE here! The changing past.  The Permanent Teeth. The reputations established.  Did you know that my mother has played bridge with the mother of Paul Westerberg, until this autumn?

The Mystery, carried.  The concepts.  Antidisestablishmentarianism.  THE THINGS YOU BURY THAT NOBODY KNOWS.

These bodies.  The institutions, of Church and State which prepare for battle, again, the young.  The do-overs.  The connection. . . to that what was here in the BEGINNING, is now and ever shall be.  The Great UNSETTLING news, about losing everything that matters…. like HOME.  For the head of household.

Antidisestablishmentarianism: The Great UNSETTLING news, about losing everything which defined you.

Isaac. The establishment.  Like a Complete Unknown.  O Jacob… without a Home.  Like a Rolling Stone. Jesus!  In the tradition of Abraham, or in the Tradition of Noah.  In the tradition of Picasso.  In the Tradition of Adam.

The established Spirit, in Crumbling Places.  THE THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS…. about Giving something up.

RE: The No THERE there

“Maybe your god is away on journey… perhaps he is asleep?  Or perhaps he is having a busy conversation.”

“They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’

“But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest.”

These sacred institutions which form the Collective. Church. State. Of the Land. When you give one established institution up. This mystery might lead to a fear about questioning, as you remain silent. Sometimes you need to talk about what you consider personal or “selfish” – what is driven by the self-centered ego and what is just good, healthy self-care. And so in what is a story about muteness in the Land of Israel… of a son — “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him.”

These sacred institutions which form the Collective.  Church.  State.  These muted spirits.  When you give one established institution up.

And so what is a story about muteness in the Land of Israel and really the next generation, with a FATHER and son, “with MY son possessed by a mute spirit.”

Transfigured.  Coming back down from an unnamed mountain to “transfigure” the Land possessed by a mute spirit.”

Instructed after to tell no one, about this mystery just witnessed, which might lead to a fear about questioning anything.  Coming down …. The INEFFABLE.  Talking about the just seen Elijah who actually is CONNECTED to the concept of comebacks.

Muted.  Speechless.  Silent.  As the muted part becomes extreme?  Compare/contrast muteness to the command to tell no one.  And how is this connected to a cover-up? Coming down …

“They saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.  Immediately on seeing him, the whole crowd was utterly amazed. They ran up to him [after the Transfiguration] and greeted him.  He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”

Rising from the dead? This leaves the three speechless – confused and fearful.  How alone they must have felt!

“Wherever the “Mute and Deaf Spirit” seizes him, it throws him down; to the ground called Israel! He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive this “Mute and deaf Spirit” out, but they were unable to do so.”

Help my unbelief!”

Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it:
“Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him…. but they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

Every act of Creation, said Picasso, involves a form of destruction.

My radiator leak.  Over-heated.  Exchanging glances, over getting to the other side.

The Earth.  The threat to the Earth from these bodies.  The tear-down.  From Formaldehyde.

To get to the other side.  Embalmed.  Spilling the blood.  Of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, In this case.

The change before burial.  For Historic Preservation, with Formaldehyde.

The Blood-letting.  Every act of Creation… The remover of love from the body.  Cutting into the dead. Remover of love, in a kind of Blood-letting?  Strangers in the night.

The pathology.  The other side, of a gruesome removal.

Did you ever consider a future?  With whom?

On the saxophone.  Reverence.   Everybody Knows… in Leonard Cohen’s lyrics.  Bodies, prepared for burial.

The Call.  To leave.  The emotion of a woman who has LEFT?  Working in a pub.  Until her next job. . . Blood-letting.  After her divorce, in 1905.  Like Nan Baker’s.

With an ability to see through the other side of the heavens, there are the emotion of anyone who has LEFT.  Did you know the stages of dying?. … Denial.  Fear.  Anger. The human crimes, as love seems to be removed, for a mother who has left her children.  

Blood-letting.  Spilling the blood.  Not too gruesome, this removal of blood from the body?  But why the change before burial, with Formaldehyde?

The supreme effect on your Earth.  Of this science.  After the gruesome removal of love from the body? Coming to be changed from the job.  Saving others?  What caused the change?

Regrets?  Return?  Mercy?  Forgiveness in the end?  The inner turmoil.

The pathology.  Out of a desire to see the other side, while waiting for the pathology report, did you ever consider Kathy C___?  When we said our first hello, little did we KNOW. A future?  With whom?  The splitting

A living seance in the life of your kids.  The other side, of a gruesome removal.  When one-half of you had been cut into, in what could be this living removal of half of your blood?  With or without more Reverence, for a relationship.  The half, in the STORY of Creation.  A living relationship.

Access.  With pathology set-up right next to the theatre of surgery.  A living relationship that grips you each day.  The ability to see through the other side of the heavens, in the other side of half, in the STORY of Creation.

Clouded vision. The Cataracts. What the eyes did not quite communicate. Muted? Deaf? To the Remover of Cataracts, “Now what?”

The Call. To call out the demons within. The Leaving, in the event. To Call out the muted part of the LAND, of the Church with these characters …

To Call out the muted part of the State, in these Senate hearings.  Our demons.

The Supreme.  Dazzling white.  Coming down from the mountain.  Did you ever consider the other side, of a gruesome removal?  Did you ever consider a future?  When one-half of you had been cut into, in either Church or State.

Wondering in the night what were the chances.  With whom?

Before the night was through, a new kind of living relationship.

Ignoring the Pope.  The Call for an Ignatian retreat, to see the other side, to the U S Conference of Bishops.

After the Readings this week, these North American bishops were still in denial.  On Death and Dying. Ones from Philadelphia, Washington.  In Madison, the bishop who left the Jesuits.  In various stages, before reaching Acceptance.  And in Napa Valley, the archbishop without an archdiocese, hoping somewhere that Cardinal Burke can come back from Malta, with power?

Deepness.  What I inherited from the Earth.  These sacred institutions which form the Collective.  Of the Land.  This mystery might lead to a fear about questioning, as you remain silent.  The Silent Land?  When you give one established institution up, of Church. Of State.

Sometimes you need to talk about what you consider personal or “selfish” – what is driven by the self-centered ego and what is just good, healthy self-care…. Of the LAND.

And so in what is a story about muteness in the Land of Israel… of the son, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him.”

The Call.

“I don’t want the interruption.  As a bishop?  To Silence?

“With the prayer method” of Judas.  Learned in the Establishment.

Needing money at the TEMPLE for the Passover SACRIFICE.  Giving something up.

This identity, with an old-fashioned prayer method. The Po pe is not sharing his prayer method with all the world? The Examen. At the end of life, to reflect back upon what happened, to prepare for tomorrow.

The Call…. of Judas.  What he had been up to, until then?  Then this radical preacher/teacher without a Temple.  What a Jew might better understand.  In occupied Judah.

“I don’t want the interruption.” To follow.

The timing, the significance, the symbol of the Passover SACRIFICE. . . With real blood on your doorstep.

The pigeons, as the way to look back, as you wait, for the connection to these stories of the past.  Waiting, with you son.  Being home to receive our pigeons.

The return.  The symbol.  The fundamental things of life….

Like dropping the wine at the door, on Passover.  It is still the same old story… in The Prayer Method of Judas, when the religious world finds it so hard to accept CHANGE.  Like Judas did?   

Spirit.  The THERE here!  As time goes by.  The Great UNSETTLING news: about losing everything that matters…. like HOME.

In the 26 various plots about LEAVING, with The Mystery which I carried.

Ignoring his call.  Ignoring the Pope.  The Call for an Ignatian retreat– to see the other side — to the U S Conference of Bishops.  About an ability to see through The Glorious Mystery, on that other side of the heavens.

Ghosts.  The changing past.  The Mystery, carried.

THE THINGS YOU BURY THAT NOBODY KNOWS.

Not wanting his fame.   As reflected in The Creator?  Sharing something.  And Sarah, wanting her privacy. Or not wanting her shame?

To be priest, prophet and king, this bishop.   No wonder American Catholic bishop, Bishop Robert Morlino of the Madison, Wisconsin Diocese, had been on the advisory board to the United States Army School of the Americas.

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2 comments so far

  1. paperlessworld on

    “We make history and mostly forget it.” — Carl Sandburg

    Not knowing the family well enough to be comfortable.

    Power: By accident of birth. Government, no government, can love you. First Brexit.

    “Aristocrat.” Where you are born. Rule of the best, most worthy. Noble blood. Reactionary – identity politics. Unrequited love in Russia for 100 years. That Gentleman From Moscow. Abraham. “The Cutting Knowledge” which came from war.

    The unknown existence, before he left home.

    The Things They Carry. Faith as a reaction. Exaggerated identity. Noble rot?
    Your tribal perspective. More ‘pronounced’ break down of Institutions. The Replacements? The instinct is still there. It is a good thing Ratzinger retired.

    Looking elsewhere. Partisan politics is a substitute.

    Genetically modified seeds. The cover-up. Christianity and growth. Before the era of only transfer growth–Christians moving from one to other. In times of peace, after all the religious wars over knowing God.

    The take-over. Churches without borders. Resurrection Men. Irish men. The Remainers. The Anglicans. The followers of John Knox. Then the separatists in the north of Ireland, with whatever they believe … or who?

  2. paperlessworld on

    So CHURCH or STATE?

    The abuses that came out of The School of the Americas — with apologists like the bishop of Madison — were more shameful than the sexual abuse scandals that came out of my Church. As the Church elites struggle to maintain the Institution’s historic rights and privileges to speak as the moral conscious of a nation-state in The New Millennium, the bishop of Madison never carried the Spirit to Wisconsin, as the advisor to The School of the Americas.

    To announce to the world your pain, living both KNOWING and not knowing? Ignorance still over the 1989 assassinations of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter? There has been an exposé of the depths of depravity, to remember the living horror which apparently has come to be so little known. Spain indicted 16 people plus Former Salvadoran Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano [who had been illegally living in the U.S. since 2002 when he lied on immigration papers] for plotting and carrying out the murder of five Spanish Jesuits plus one other priest. Last year, U.S. officials deported two retired Salvadoran generals living in Florida who were implicated in the 1980 rape and murders of four U.S. churchwomen — Maryknoll nuns — among other crimes. General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova and General Jose Guillermo Garcia had been both recipients of the U.S. Legion of Merit award from the Armed Forces of the United States of America. And like Former Salvadoran Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano – the former Vice Minister of Defense for Public Safety – they were trained at the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas funded by the U S Congress.

    Implicated in these murders and other crimes were all the members of the U.S Congress which continues to fund this world wide terrorism through the School for the Americas. Naming names, for our elected representatives, of the graduates. At the top of the list, the general in charge of Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War,” the internal conflict in the late-1970s and early-1980s where an estimated 30,000 people were tortured, disappeared, and/or were murdered, was a graduate of the School of the Americas. Generals from eight other Latin and Caribbean nations, many cited by human rights groups for involvement in human rights abuses in their own countries. Among other graduates, Manuel Noriega, former president of Panama. Four of the five ranking Honduran officers, who organized death squads in the 1980s as part of Battalion 316, are graduates. Half of the 250 Colombian officers cited for human rights abuses attended the school. The three highest ranking Peruvian officers convicted in February 1994 of murdering nine university students and a professor were all graduates, as well as the Peruvian army commander who brought out tanks to obstruct an initial investigation of the murders. Hugo Banzer, former dictator of Bolivia, is a graduate of the school. Some of the others similarly honored are the former dictators of Honduras, Ecuador, and Argentina.

    It is quite an admission process that you have at the School of the Americas! And quite the alumni, after going through the formation process of this publicly funded private school, when I could not be admitted. Women working at the National Security Archives in Washington D.C. made a discovery when they obtained a copy of two declassified cables from the American Embassy in El Salvador. In one cable from the Ambassador to El Salvador in 1981, Dean Hinton discussed a meeting during which Roberto D’Aubuisson plans the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero, with a described a lottery that the people who are attending the meeting hold to see who would draw the “right” to kill Romero himself. Roberto D’Aubuisson was trained at the School of the Americas as were two of the three officers directly responsible for the assassination of Archbishop Romero. The abuses that came out of The School of the Americas — with apologists like the bishop of Madison — were more shameful than the sexual abuse scandals that came out of my Church. Only this seminary is funded by the State and the citizens where I live. It is a War College, ironically, on internal matters of State. For established men. Born elsewhere. And mentally ill. Did you note the surge in mental illness, associated with wealth that caused a nation to go to war. Insurgents on each side. When mental illness is connected to the LAND, when people fought over a piece of LAND. The mental illness is between people who have and people who have not. Over the Spirit in a LAND. Or a missing reverence for the LAND. Or just a missing Spirit that comes out of belonging.

    The School of the Americas. Now what. . . for the generation giving up a long-time association with The Institution. That blush mechanism is quite a gift. There had been the Glory connected to somehow SACRIFICING my personal smugness which comes from the institutions, passed to me, to die for the Land. This month the spotlight was back, along with an inner restlessness. It is unsettling. I remembered how I had felt in the 4th grade over all this attention, with a blush that could not be hidden, when perhaps I wanted to hide. Or flee from the spotlight. After about the age of 18, I seemed to have escaped to discover my own personality. In another state. Or to another Church.


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