Things we learned along the way

This is what we have learned from our wandering
That what you bring with you will never be used for what you think it will
That moments of terrible revelation always forecast themselves like a smoking mountain upon the horizon…
…except when they don’t
That rebellion and dissent are the ordinary way of things in the wilderness
That the journey and the destination have no knowable relationship to one another
That you may have no way of understanding the laws you learn along the way until you have arrived
That the teacher will be punished most harshly of all, and that the students must somehow learn to live with that fact
That some of the people you meet along the way are not people
That some of them are
That a miracle that repeats itself with unfailing regularity is no less a miracle, selah
That life does not ever stop happening
…until it does.

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