Between despair and hope, two continents, a vast sea lies, blank whiteness on the chart. No waves, no cartographer’s fanciful decorations—a simple nothing, nondescript, immense. Here I tread water. The taste and smell of salt, irreducible facts, offer no explanations to map the trackless journeys of the heart:how I came here, whether I’m at fault….
Fr. Jonathan Kanary serves as Assisting Priest for Spiritual Direction at Christ Church Anglican in Waco, Texas. As a member of the Liturgy Task Force for the Anglican Church in North America, he spent many hours working on the Book of Common Prayer 2019. He is also a PhD candidate in English at Baylor University, where he currently teaches Ancient Intellectual Traditions in the Great Texts department and works as a consultant in the Graduate Writing Center.