Tuesday February 24 :: Grasping

Club Night, George Bellows  (1907, American)

image  ::  Club Night, George Bellows  (1907, American)

In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel.
Hosea 12:3

Struggling for mastery within
Nature and grace I feel;
But grace arrests my bosom-sin,
And grasps his brother’s heel:
The younger still his sway maintains,
And treads the elder down,
Till grace the heavenly birthright gains
With an immortal crown.

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762)

sound  :: The Wrestle, Frightened Rabbit (2010)

[“My enemy please stay close to me…I’m torn limb from limb.” In The Wrestle, a shark attack teaches us the desperation & ambivalence of “struggling for mastery within.”]

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