first i must say i too was drawn to the whole abraham /issac sacrifice thing… it is a metaphor in my life for the way my parents have chosen the jehovahs’ witnesses over and above myself and my two siblings in everything… i just didn’t feel like expressing the trauma all of that invoked … but i am rethinking it now that i have read this…….

the verse you shared was perfect… how absurd to find ones self in a permanent state of “absolution” so all encompassing even beauty is over looked……