Perhaps God Is the Trauma Itself (A Quote by Nick Cave)
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Faith, Hope and Carnage, by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan
0374607370…[P]erhaps God is the trauma itself. …[P]erhaps grief can be seen as a kind of exalted state where the person who is grieving is the closest they will ever be to the fundamental essence of things. Because, in grief…[y]ou go to a very dark place… – you are taken to the very limits of suffering. …[T]here is a transformative aspect to this place…. We are essentially altered or remade by it. …[T]his process is terrifying, but…you return to the world with some kind of knowledge…[of] our vulnerability…. Everything seems so fragile and precious and heightened, and the world and the people in it seem so endangered, and yet so beautiful. To me it feels that, in this dark place, the idea of a God feels more present or maybe more essential. It actually feels like grief and God are somehow intertwined. It feels that, in grief, you draw closer to the veil that separates this world from the next.
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