Returning to the mud

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Happy Catholic

The French in another context call this "nostalgia for the mud." They mean a bourgeois romanticization of impoverishment. But I mean it in spiritual terms. Every time I recognized the truth and lived it, I was happy, and when I did not, I was not. And yet I always returned to not-happy, as if that were... warm and happy mud.
Peggy Noonan, John Paul the Great

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