And they beheld Him even Him

February 2, 2013

Today is James Joyce’s birthday. It doesn’t get any better than this:

When, lo, there came about them all a great brightness and they beheld the chariot wherein He stood ascend to heaven. And they beheld Him in the chariot, clothed upon in the glory of the brightness, having raiment as of the sun, fair as the moon and terrible that for awe they durst not look upon Him. And there came a voice out of heaven, calling: ELIJAH! ELIJAH! And He answered with a main cry: ABBA! ADONAI! And they beheld Him even Him, ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe’s in Little Green street like a shot off a shovel.

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One Response to “And they beheld Him even Him”

  1. John Stevens Says:

    Yes indeed: it doesn’t get much better than Ulysses! I totally agree!


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