Worship Wednesday: Selfie

β€œEvery man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”  – W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand

W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Auden probably fell in love with Christopher Isherwood and in the 1930s they maintained a sexual friendship in intervals between their relations with others. After his death in Vienna in 1973, some of his poems, notably Funeral Blues and September 1, 1939, became widely known through films, broadcasts and popular media. Funeral Blues is currently his most famous work.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.

Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,

Silence the pianos and with muffled drum

Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.