Constance (Connie) 'Sister Sraosha' Osti'
My rock when I am alone.
My healer. My Guardian.
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Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right. - John Donne
"Mother Let me explain something to you, that you, in your long life, have not yet had the occasion to understand: friendly relationships are dangerous. They lend themselves to ambiguities, misunderstandings, and conflicts, and they always end badly. Formal relationships, on the other hand, are as clear as spring water. Their rules are carved in stone. There's no risk of being misunderstood and they last forever." - Lenny, Young Pope
“He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers” - Zoroaster
"I don't have any sins to confess."
"- Are you serious?"
"My only sin, and it's an enormous one, is that my conscience does not accuse me of anything." - Lenny, Young Pope
“Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.” - Zoroaster
"Esther, I love God because it is so painful to love human beings. I love a God that never leaves or that always leaves me. God, the absence of God Always reassuring and definitive. I am a priest, I have renounced my fellow man, my fellow women, because I don't want to suffer, because I'm incapable of withstanding the heartbreak of love, because I'm unhappy, like all priests. It would be wonderful to love you the way you want to be loved, but it's not possible. Because I am not a man. I am a coward. I am a coward. Like all priests." - Lenny, Young Pope
“Faith is a living and unshakable confidence. a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake”. - Martin Luther
"We are all guilty. We are all guilty of war and death. Always. In the same way, we can all be guilty of peace. Always. I ask this of you on bended knee. I am ready to die for you, if only you will become guilty of peace." - Lenny, Young Pope
"If one would have a friend, then must one also be willing to wage war for him: and in order to wage war, one must be capable of being an enemy." - Zoroaster
"Laymen always think we priests are scandalized by even the slightest things, whereas the truth is the exact opposite. We are never scandalized, no profession has to deal with sin on such a continual basis as ours. The confessional is our operating room. Just as surgeons have no fear of blood, so we priests are no longer afraid of scandal and sin." - Lenny, Young Pope
Tenebrae - Miserere
Hildegard Von Bingen - Vision
Lullaby - Loreena McKennett
Midnight City - M83
Tim Capello - I Still Believe
Eddie & the Tide - Power Play
Don't Kill - Hamell on Trial
As I sat Sadly By Her Side - Nick Cave
- How many goodly creatures are there here!
- How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
- That has such people in't!
- If I stoop
- Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud,
- It is but for a time. I press God's lamp
- Close to my breast; its splendour, soon or late,
- Will pierce the gloom. I shall emerge one day.
- You understand me? I have said enough?
- At times I almost dream
- I too have spent a life the sages' way,
- And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance
- I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
- Ages ago; and in that act a prayer
- For one more chance went up so earnest, so
- Instinct with better light let in by death,
- That life was blotted out -- not so completely
- But scattered wrecks enough of it remain,
- Dim memories, as now, when once more seems
- The goal in sight again...
- For men begin to pass their natures bound,
- find new hopes and cares which fast supplant
- Their proper joys and griefs; they grow too great
- For narrow creeds of right and wrong which fade
- Before the unmeasured thirst for good.
- Ay, that I had not done a thousand more.
- Even now I curse the day--and yet, I think,
- Few come within the compass of my curse,--
- Wherein I did not some notorious ill,
- As kill a man, or else devise his death,
- Ravish a maid, or plot the way to do it,
- Accuse some innocent and forswear myself,
- Set deadly enmity between two friends,
- Make poor men's cattle break their necks;
- Set fire on barns and hay-stacks in the night,
- And bid the owners quench them with their tears.
- Oft have I digg'd up dead men from their graves,
- And set them upright at their dear friends' doors,
- Even when their sorrows almost were forgot;
- And on their skins, as on the bark of trees,
- Have with my knife carved in Roman letters,
- 'Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.'
- Tut, I have done a thousand dreadful things
- As willingly as one would kill a fly,
- And nothing grieves me heartily indeed
- But that I cannot do ten thousand more.
- Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
- Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man:
- And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
- There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
- Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come;
- Here, as before, never, so help you mercy,
- How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,
- As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
- To put an antic disposition on,
- That you, at such times seeing me, never shall,
- With arms encumber'd thus, or this headshake,
- Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,
- As 'Well, well, we know,' or 'We could, an if we would,'
- Or 'If we list to speak,' or 'There be, an if they might,'
- Or such ambiguous giving out, to note
- That you know aught of me: this not to do,
- So grace and mercy at your most need help you, Swear.
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