Adele Gallogly

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Rereading Dillard’s Holy the Firm

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“We sleep to time’s hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if ever we wake, to the silence of God. And then, when we wake to the deep shores of time uncreated, then when the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it’s time to toss things, like our reason, and our will; then it’s time to break our necks for home.

There are no events but thoughts and the heart’s hard turning, the heart’s slow learning where to love and whom. The rest is merely gossip, and tales for other times.”

Author: Adele Gallogly

I'm a writer and editor living in the lovely city of Hamilton, Ontario. By day, I write for World Renew, a relief and development agency; during evenings and weekends, I let short stories, essays, and other pieces out to play. I like to write about the intersection of faith, art, culture, and justice.

2 thoughts on “Rereading Dillard’s Holy the Firm

  1. Wow. Achingly beautiful.

    I suppose I need to re-read some Dillard now too.

  2. I simply love that book. Although I had read it before, I always remember it most as the first book we had to read in my very first theology grad school course.

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