You must come in without weapon or tool, alone, expecting nothing, remembering nothing, into the eyes of sight, the brotherhood of eye and leaf. (Wendell Berry, “This Day”, 1985: V)   Kylie and I are currently on sabbatical. When I tell people this, I receive replies ranging from outright ignorance of sabbatical all the way to complete understanding. The main response, though, is one of “Oh, so, is that like a break from something?”   What am I taking a sabbatical from? It’s an important question. The easy answer is “I am taking a sabbatical from work/mission/stuff in Long Gully”. But that response doesn’t get to the heart of the ‘work’ from which I am resting. What is that work? I suspect that many…

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