For Whom The Bell Tolls / No Hemingway

John Donne said we are part of the tolling bell whether we know it or not. Both the object and the subject of such tolling. This world places us where we know so much about others and so little all at the same time. There is a shooting in a Paris newspaper office. What do I actually know? I never read that newspaper or saw the vitriol of the shooters. Yet my heart is moved by those who can declare JE SUIS CHARLIE.
I know this world is imperfect. Our angers rise to a boil sometimes when we should listen to the tolling bell.
My religion is no religion, because religions are imperect too, being practiced by people. I cannot forget all the violence in the name of a loving God. I listen to the tolling bell. I am not Charlie, but I am also not NOT CHARLIE. I feel the conduit of the human heart that pulls at the bell. And yes, it tolls for thee and me and those who seek to rent this world.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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