Lest they see

“ Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.” (Isaiah 6:10)

Somehow Tanta’s death seems like a seal of doom. Not that the economy was not already collapsing, nor that Tanta could in any way prevent that; rather that if there was any hope for divine intevention, for some mitigation of the calamity, our reaction to the enormity of the disaster gathered against us has been found unworthy, and Tanta’s prophecies have been stilled so that we can be given over to our folly without restraint.

It’s capricious for me to say any such thing, because I read hardly anything Tanta ever wrote and had only the vaguest understanding of her entire subject. Nonetheless, that’s how I felt when I heard.

Hat Tip: Ethereal Voice