The Lonely Man of Faith (after Soloveitchik)

Last night the rabbi spoke of coincidences being greetings / reminders (?) from G-d

I have always hated the word coincidence because it diminishes profound encounters into just a numbers game

Impoverishing experience

And then Joseph Soloveitchik speaks of the

loneliness of

The man on faith

Here Patti talks of

the loneliness of

the poet.


Being alone is not the same as being lonely

But maybe being true to who you are

Means accepting that you /

I must go so deep as throw small things out along the way.. like breadcrumbs to get that insight I crave

(Patti was referring to Arthur Rimbaud: “even in the thick of things, true poets stand alone”)

image from Patti Smith book of days
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