The Best Of The Dish This Weekend


In writing and thinking about the first and last things, it’s often the turn of phrase that lingers.

And so Leonard Cohen on the saint: “He rides the drifts like an escaped ski.”

T. S. Eliot on Mary: “the hint half guessed, the gift half understood.”

Nathan Schneider on the real reason for faith among male philosophers: “the whispers of their mothers.”

Flannery O’Connor on writing religiously: “you can do whatever you can get away with, but nobody has ever gotten away with much.”

James Merrill on a breakup: “Love buries itself in me, up to the hilt.”

Or a tweet from the frontlines of a civil rights movement: “Husband and husband….in Utah. :)”

The most popular post of the weekend was A&E Cannot Bear Very Much Reality, followed by my essay on the meaning of Pope Francis: Untier of Knots.

See you in the morning.

(Photo by Jonas Bengtsson)