“A mystery: it’s as if everything came together by some felicitous chance, then fell apart into normal negative entropy. I’m as mystified as ever” was apparently Walker Percy’s take on A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Having finished it on the same weekend I listened to a lecture on Christendom’s relation with monsters, I wanted to scribble some thoughts on the final scene (depicted above). Those thoughts turned into more. The biblical typology is on overdrive. You can read the essay below.