Be Here Now

There’s something eschatalogical about the above clip that I like. It contains within it the seed of the idea that life goes on in a functional way, but when a very particular “presence” arrives on the scene you drop everything and enter the ecstasy of that presence with all your heart. I think of the first apostles abandoning their nets to follow Jesus, or the idea that one’s life can be disrupted by a UFO abduction, or by Hamlet’s ghost. There are things that catch you unawares, and that you drop everything for, and throw yourself into entirely. And there is always the temptation to fail the call. When love, or the hippie happening, or the presence comes, are you ready?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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