The following is a quote from Albert Murray about the blues, which Vincent Colapietro suggests we can read just as easily as a definition of theology or theopoetics.

"[Theology] is an attitude toward human experience (and the alternatives of human adjustment) that is both elemental and comprehensive. It is a statement about confronting the complexities inherent in the human situation and about improvising or experimenting or riffing or otherwise playing with (or even gambling with) such possibilities as are also inherent in the obstacles, the disjunctures, and the jeopardy. It is also a statement about perseverance and about resilience and thus also about the maintenance of equilibrium despite precarious circumstances and about achieving elegance in the very process of coping with the rudiments of subsistence."

~ Theology as a Genre of the Blues

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