Past, present and future may be a snare and a delusion, but there is something touching about the ways in which the past can rise up with the force of a tsunami.
In California, a man was arrested Friday and charged with beating a Catholic priest whom the man accused of sexually assaulting him and his brother 35 years ago, when they were 7 and 5.
How does anyone make peace with the real horrors in their lives? How does anyone make peace with the horrors they see in the lives of others? Even second-hand, there is something viscerally repugnant ... and that's just second-hand.
The past has its horrors.
The past has its delights.
How does anyone make peace with such things?
Certainly it's not as easy as mouthing the words that say past, present and future are a snare and a delusion.