The Quotidian, August 19, 2010 ~ Live to the Point of Tears

“Live to the point of tears.” ~ Albert Camus (November 7, 1913 to January 4, 1960)

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” (more complete quote)

Camus was a French (Algerian) novelist and philosopher.

[Thanks to my friend Diane P. for sharing the quote from Camus. Quotation verified through use of BrainyQuote.com. Dates and biographical information verified through use of Wikipedia, accessed August 17, 2010].

The quote led me to the work of Dominique Mazeaud, who describes herself as a ceremonialist and cultural peacemaker. She is based in New Mexico. She bases a “participatory ritual” on the quote from Camus, and “connects participants with a deep listening of the heart.” She “speak[s] of tears of joy for the beauty of creation, tears of sorrow for ills the Earth is suffering.”

[Source: her website].

http://www.earthheartist.com/tears.html

Dominique Mazeaud is doing essential work, including the work of healing. Might we refer to her as a “Sacred Activist” in the words of Andrew Harvey? Most certainly!

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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