I once wrote for the Eastern Journal of Practical Theology an essay on the mystics and their spiritual pilgrimage called Seeking After the Invisible. Mystics are often viewed as hopeless dreamers who seek nothing else but to escape reason and reality. Yet I discovered, the true mystic arduously sought to live out two commandments — love God and your neighbor as much as yourself. I'm back into the lives of the mystics once again as I research for a new novel I'm writing and some days feel like I'm escaping reason and reality. Thankfully, I stick to the writing and seek to continue as Annie Dillard put it bluntly in her essay Living Like Weasels — stalk the calling in a certain skilled and supple way, to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into that pulse. Yield to it — don't fight it.
Argonauta — The story of five people living in a tumultuous time, their choices, and the effect of those choices on those they love – within and without the family tree.