Saturday, October 29, 2005

A Terrible Lonliness

"We have in common a terrible lonliness. Day after day a question goes up desparately in our minds: Are we alone in the wilderness of the self, alone in this silent universe, of which we are a part. and in which we feel at the same time like strangers?

It is such a situation that makes us ready to search for a voice of God in the world of man: the taste of utter lonliness; the discovery that unless God has a voice, the life of the spirit is a freak; that the world without God is a torso; that a soul without faith is a stump."
-Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.