Nothing more offensive than intellectualized understanding

In the tenderest spots of human experience, nothing is more offensive than intellectualized understanding. “Pain comes from the darkness / And we call it wisdom,” writes Randall Jarrell. “It is pain.”

— Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss

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