On Vocation and the Common Good

House-building, measuring, sawing the boards,
Blacksmithing, glass-blowing, nail-making, coopering, tin-roofing, shingle-dressing,
Ship-joining, dock-building, fish-curing, flagging of sidewalks by flaggers,
The pump, the pile-driver, the great derrick, the coal-kiln and brick kiln,
Coal-mines and all that is down there, the lamps in the darkness echoes, songs, what meditations.
— Walt Whitman, "A Song for Occupations"

Genesis 4:1

Sunday, August 31, 2014