Editor’s note: This was originally published as a comment to André Solo’s (formerly Drew Jacob “An Open Letter to John Halstead” at RoguePriest.
I salute the moon whenever I see him, like a lover being recognized with an airy kiss. He shines down brightly, like hope from heaven.
I lie out beneath a vast blanket of stars and feel grateful to have ever been born. Being alive feels so good it hurts.
I pour libations – effervescent, sanguine, and enthusiastic. I set apart who and what I love and remember them forever.
I greet the dead throughout the day and hold close the living always. I revel in the bonds of camaraderie.
The gods and spirits watch me, some curious, others playful, all loving in their own ways. All stupefyingly beautiful.
I run and sing, laugh and dance, make music and art, and fuck like my life depends on it – it does. Love makes the heart sing.
I don’t have a church, or an dogma, or a stately forbearance or respectability. I’m just one man who loves to be alive.
I don’t want to be dead, but I wouldn’t mind it – I don’t want to live forever. I just want to live right now, for as long as that lasts.
I guess that makes me human. So if people ask what religion is he, tell them that my religion is life well lived – through love and ecstatic joy.