undreamt

Good news, everyone! (Nerd test: did you read that in your head as Professor Farnsworth? Congratulations, you’re a nerd! :D Have a cookie.)

Right, so the good news: me and my good friend Ian Gray have decided to team up and make comics together! He is an amazing storyteller (and also a killer DM!) and so he will be writing my script for To Build a Rocket Ship! Now that we’re splitting the workload, it looks like TBaRS will probably launch at the beginning of 2013! I hope you’re excited. I’m excited!

Anyway, I will also be doing art for Ian’s other creative projects; here’s a start! Miranda Tempest from Ian’s hilarious and whimsical webcomic, Undreamt. Check it ouuuuuut! More to come!

I want to tell you this:
The moment will surely come
when the Holy Spirit
will be within you -
a wild goose
stretching and straining
through storms
with her taut body
determined.

For that moment
there will be nothing dove
about the Spirit
as she fiercely leads you
through wholesome refusals
and undreamt of surrenders
out into those wonderfully clear choices
within the boundaries of which
you will land so awkwardly.
But you will be like her,
exhilarated in your every part
by such strong-winged
full-feathered
single-hearted
flight.

—  Wild Goose - Bernadette McCarrick - A Swan in Flight

“That is my window. Just now 
I have so softly wakened. 
I thought that I would float. 
How far does my life reach, 
and where does the night begin 

I could think that everything 
was still me all around; 
transparent like a crystal’s 
depths, darkened, mute. 

I could keep even the stars 
within me; so immense 
my heart seems to me; so willingly 
it let him go again. 

whom I began perhaps to love, perhaps to hold. 
Like something strange, undreamt-of, 
my fate now gazes at me. 

For what, then, am I stretched out 
beneath this endlessness, 
exuding fragrance like a meadow, 
swayed this way and that, 

calling out and frightened 
that someone will hear the call, 
and destined to disappear 
inside some other life." 

As we live a life that is about as unlike Jesus as you can get, a life of comfort and coddling undreamt of by billions around the world;- a lifestyle in the top 10% of the earth today (-in debt up to our eyeballs all the while) - the fact is that we don’t really CARE that we have lost original Christianity, do we? We are too busy, man. Don’t bother us with that kind of talk.