Ill with Thirst

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…we invite him purely and simply,
so that our thought of him is an invitation,
a longing cry.
It is as when one is in extreme thirst,
ill with thirst;
then one no longer thinks of the act of drinking in relation to oneself,
nor even of the act of drinking in a general way.
One merely thinks of water,
actual water itself,
but the image of water is like a cry from our whole being.
~Simone Weil from “Waiting for God”

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2 thoughts on “Ill with Thirst

  1. Thinking now of sea water, and the somewhat startling fact that its pH range is so close to that of our own blood. Poetry on a Grand Scale! And I’m thankful today for that little bit of knowledge because it goes a very long way.

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