21 comments on “Who Am I?

  1. Our politics and indeed beliefs may differ yet in this incredible poem you have outlined much of the common ground that mankind needs the seek out more often than it does. ‘Who am I that I……’ I can tell you that blessed with the art of words it would be criminal had you not tried. Well said Sir.


  2. Paul, have you ever read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem, ‘Who Am I?’ You make me think of him . . .


    • I remember being impressed in my college studies by his “Ethics” because it was experiential, character oriented and had more to do with personal action than doctrine, with echoes of Aristotle’s “Nichomachean Ethics” – not surprising given his perilous vantage on the burgeoning holocaust – if I read his poetry, I just don’t recall it, but the same title must be more than coincidence – I will look it up


  3. Who are any of us, Paul? I really don’t know. The best I can guess is that we are all a mass of contradictions seeking that ‘fractal wisdom’ to define person and purpose. Maybe when that all makes sense we’ll know. Trying, surely, is the thing.

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