May 4, 2020
"Why some people think the self is a prison escapes me. —
Dawn, May 13, 2017
Commenters say Song of Songs 4:12 describes the imprisonment of the divine presence in the material world. “A garden locked is my sister, my bride,” it begins. “A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.”
The most famous prison in the Eastern Untied States is called Sing Sing, and Mark McCarthy was serving four consecutive twelve-year sentences there. This is not a coincidence because nothing is ever a coincidence."
This is a serialized story narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, Scott Alexander. The original text is here:
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