Saturday, December 3, 2011


Dave Bunker is a philosopher, teacher, and practitioner in art that encourages the consideration of the transcendent. He also happens to be one of my best friends for the past 30+ years. He, in fact, is the one who came up with the title for my book when he wrote a poem by the same name, “Embracing the Gray.” I always appreciate the way Dave looks at things. Here are some of my favorite lines by him:

See time through the clock of the Long Now.

Feel secure in what God knows.

Regard obsessive irony as self-absorption.

Let your own sin be your outrage.

Create porous boundaries for your tribe.

Regard technology as a principality.

Consider what cynicism excludes.

Pray naked.

Draw maps with others as you go.

Regard the last word as His.

Distrust the posture of arrogant certainty.

Listen to the humble.

Replace your career with your life.

Traffic in joy.

Make listening a primary skill.

Preserve your heritage through long obedience in the same direction.

Honor action over rhetoric.

Don't confuse art with advertisement.

Behave what you believe.

Beware of philosophical discussions given by non-practitioners.

If you’d like to read more of his thoughts, here are his three blogs:

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