Campbell’s words sing – and not just his prose. The titles all have a poetic quality. What a fine introduction to the rest of the article. Lifting up the singing and the poetic quality those are themes that have undergirded a career for me.
Back in college (that was the late 50’s for me, I read an article by Bishop James Pike that you help me recall. Pike wrote: “There are several phrases in the Creeds that I cannot affirm as literal prose sentences, but I can certainly sing them.” Of the Creed, he says: “Sing it.” “Because it affirms the things basically important and true, in poetic terms (more than poetic – mythological).”
It would be years before I discovered Campbell. That would add a whole new dimension for me. Glad to be part of your band! (Strange, is it not, that when I ‘go to church’ these days, I find myself in Pike’s old church in San Francisco?)