[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ]
It is the evening of another Maundy Thursday — in the western Christian tradition, the day on which Christ washed the feet of his disciples:
The inherent poetry of the gesture — and no matter your opinion of the edifice that Christianity has become, it is a gesture of simple humility, possessing and transmitting the poetic power that humility alone affords us — that poetry, for me, will always be associated particularly with the paragraph I have dropped into the image above.
Today I remember him: monk and teacher.
Tomorrow is Pesach — in the Christian west, Good Friday and the Crucifixion: I shall listen to Bach.
Inset image of the eyes of Christ from an icon by Andrei Rublyev