What Didn’t Happen

Apparently, this sort of idea comes up somewhat perennially…

“[Caroline] Gordon wanted to start a ‘School of the Holy Ghost,’ in which young writers of all faiths would have older writers as teachers, but ‘the real teaching will be done by the Holy Ghost.’  Allen Tate approved of the idea in general, but opposed using Dorothy Day’s farm in spite of the fact that it could raise sufficient food for those who came…Walker was not too enthusiastic about the School of the Holy Ghost and Gordon took umbrage at his remark that if the artist ‘cleaves too close to the liturgy he is liable to breed something quaint and cultish.'”

– Samway’s Walker Percy:  A Life


  1. Ha, ha.

  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Most things may never happen.

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