July 17, 2009 / Creative Writing
This is a second poem by Elizabeth Hoover that uses the photography of Saul Leiter as a source for meditative dialogue on the nature of an image.
In this issue, we will examine how beauty is understood in our culture and faith communities, exposing false caricatures of beauty and highlighting those instances of beauty that move us toward the divine. We hope this issue in some small way forces open our deafness and shows us how that Beauty, so ancient and so new, might pierce us, transform us, and color our world with peace.
After two decades of living under an overpass, drug abuse, and self-loathing, a man’s life is transformed through Restoration Ministries, a Christian residential recovery program in Illinois.
This essay reflects on CS Lewis’s CHRONICLES OF NARNIA in light of the Arthurian quest for the Grail to show how a recovery of “life as narrative” can provide direction, release, and integration in faith formation toward an articulation of our lives as things of beauty, what Keuss refers to as “the life poetic.”