The Danger of a Single Epiphany


Due to a crazy schedule and even crazier topics I have missed the past couple of Monthly Wine Writing Challenges. Last month’s winner, The Wine Raconteur, was awarded the dubious honor of MWWCselecting this month’s topic and he chose “epiphany.”  My master’s degree in History of the Christian Tradition leads me to great excitement when I hear the word “epiphany.” However, he has specified the definition of “insight or revelation.” My own definition of “epiphany,” religious or otherwise, I attribute to Oprah Winfrey in her understanding of an “Ah-Ha” moment. Wikipedia (good thing this is not a grad school paper) defines epiphany as: “An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of sudden and striking realization. Generally the term is used to describe scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows…

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