Sunday, January 2, 2011

swiping out

I'll be starting a 25-day media fast on Monday, so that means no Internet for me and no blog posts for you. How we'll suffer.

If you've never rested for a while from reading and hearing, I strongly encourage it. I do it a couple times a year, and it's something I've come to look forward to. The space that I generally cram full with information or entertainment will stay empty for a while. The quiet is hard to get used to at first, but after a week or so, it grows beautiful. Before long I will see and hear things that I wouldn't under "normal" circumstances. If past fasts are any indication, the Lord will speak. Rather, I will hear.

Upon returning to consumption of media, my first order of business will be to listen to an album by Mumford & Sons that I bought and loved tonight. They caught my attention because they have a song called "Timshel." The word forms the heart of East of Eden, John Steinbeck's masterpiece, and one of my favorite books. I'm right now finishing my second bout with the book. Maybe someday I'll write about the book and the word, Timshel.

For now, though, here's a video of a different Mumford & Sons song, The Cave. Maybe you'll love it too.

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