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7 Quick Takes: Numero Uno

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 If you’re not familiar, I’m happy to be linking up with Jen for 7 Quick Takes! A lot of my fave bloggers link up and (yipee!) now I can join the fun! What? I like being fashionably late to the party.  This counts, right?

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An occasional Bad Catholic reader, I came across this gem this week and sheesh did it gimme lot to think about. A bit heady and philosophical, it was a great morning reflection for Advent in my humble opinion.

When the loved one is ripped from our universe, whether in death, loss or heartbreak, we do not experience their absence as nothingness, as their simply not-being-there. Rather, we experience the absence of all modes of relation as painfully revelatory of the one relationship upon which they are founded — the personal relationship, which may be accessed through the physical, the sensual, the temporal, the spacial, and all the rest, but ultimately transcends each of these modes by fathering-forth the very possibility of their existence. Absence strips relation to its core. All we have left, when the loved one is absent, is the very person of the loved one, terribly inaccessible, but painfully present nonetheless…Continue reading