And Isaac dug again the wells from the days of Abraham his father;
for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham…
And Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there the Well of Living Waters.
Shall we sip once again the waters of innocence, drink deep from the pool of wonderment?
That won’t be easy, because the wells are sealed now. The Philistines did it, after father Abraham died They filled them up with their commentaries, then with commentaries on their commentaries, then with commentaries on commentaries on their commentaries. And after that, sorry, total stoppage.
Help us, servants of father Isaac, lead us to the valley where lies the Well of Living Waters; there we shall sing and dance and reach for the sky unencumbered, there we will pause and pray and plumb the depths without terror.
Copyright © 2012, Jonathan Omer-Man