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From “The Crossing”

July 20, 2012

“… There was not. Nor does God whisper through the trees. His voice is not to be mistaken. When men hear it they fall to their knees and their souls are riven and they cry out to Him and there is no fear in them but only that wildness of heart that springs from such longing and they cry out to stay his presence for they know at once that while godless men may live well enough in their exile from those to whom He has spoken can contemplate no life without Him but only darkness and despair. Trees and stones are no part of it. So.”

– Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing

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