cloud of the unknowing false harmony unwinding the separation of body, soul, consciousness 3 degrees distance Tumult Feelings fade There's God There's man the one does not join to the other the One is incommensurable and the other flawed a sick soul drawn to ugliness and self loathing but selfhood cannot be lost, denied, unwound the mind informs and deceives truth conforms to reality and yet The emotions cannot be fully trusted too oft mere engines of despair what have we really learned that wasn’t known before? that wasn’t revealed by revelation Or observed? in existence before our birth no harvest of truth in a field of lies the lies bend reality even when the words deny can you perceive the precious surrounded by the dross? and still Still! no matter how broken every single life is worth saving.