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In My Beginning is My End

January 5, 2013

The series to follow contains ordered sections taken from an essay I once wrote with the title of ‘Vapor: Tragedy, Paradox, and Eucatastrophe.’ An aphoristic paper intended to tie together all the books I was reading at the time, it ended up profoundly shaping my mind in the final days of my college career and was the original reason for starting this blog. Now, two years later, I’m finally getting around to posting it.

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“In my beginning is my end,” writes T. S. Eliot. The end of the old man, the tragic life, the life before that which was from the beginning; life before the Word, the Word that was with God and the Word that was God; before his eucatastrophic coming that our joy might be complete, before that sudden happy turn in our individual stories, piercing us with a joy that brings tears.

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