Saskia Hamilton reads
It is Written in Scriptures
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It is written in scriptures that this creature appears plainly to us when the hour calls, while its singular power compels and confounds our knowing. It seeks us out, one by one, following its own way; fares on, with its stranger’s step, never to no place; moves according to its nature. It has no hands, no feet, has never touched the ground, no mouth to speak of, nor mind. Scriptures say it is the least of anything made. It has no soul, no life, but travels widely among us in this world; no blood nor bone, but consoles all the children of men. It hasn’t reached heaven, it won’t touch hell, but takes instruction from the king of glory. The whole story of its fate—limbless as it is, animate—is too obscure to tell. And yet all the words we find to describe it are just and true. If you can say it call it. but its rightful name.