Darkly Devotions

Lyric prose meditations that play with elements from evangelical Christianity, Buddhism, yoga, reiki, Tarot and “weird voodoo shit.”

~by Cindy Clem


The Anger Chronicles: Part 4


Opening Exercise:  Laugh. You are standing naked on the edge of a cliff with a lake far below you, arms raised, head back. Your hair is somehow the exact color of ripe orange rind. Dive into the sky, you perfect human being you.

Today’s Passages:

“Everything thing we have, every great achievement has come from the independent work of some independent mind. Every horror and destruction came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless robots.” ~from The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

“That, precisely, is the deadliness of second-handers. They have no concern for facts, ideas, work. They’re concerned only with people. They don’t ask: ‘Is this true?’ They ask: ‘Is this what others think is true?’ Not to judge, but to repeat. Not to do, but to give the impression of doing. Not creation, but show. Not ability, but friendship. Not merit, but pull.” ~from The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand Continue reading