I Thought You Said Go For It

Sep 30
“How, in the contemporary period, can we evoke the imagery that communicates the most profound and most richly developed sense of experiencing life? These images must point past themselves to that ultimate truth which must be told: that life does not have one absolutely fixed meaning. These images must point past all meanings given, beyond all definitions and relationships, to that really ineffable mystery that is just the existence, the being of ourselves and of our world. If we give that mystery an exact meaning we diminish the experience of its real depth. But when a poet carries the mind into a context of meanings and then pitches it past those, one knows that marvellous rapture that comes from going past all categories of definition. Here we sense the function of metaphor that allows us to make a journey we could not otherwise make …” Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That, p. 8-9 (via theantidote)

Sep 27
“I’ll shut you down John” I remember this line from “Jurassic Park” better than any dinosaur attack. (via patrickcassels)

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#hammockview #amreading  (at Animal Farm)

#hammockview #amreading (at Animal Farm)

Sep 1

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Aug 27
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

Kalil Gibran

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Aug 23
“Listen: I am ideally happy. My happiness is a kind of challenge. As I wander along the streets and the squares and the paths by the canal, absently sensing the lips of dampness through my worn soles, I carry proudly my ineffable happiness. The centuries will roll by, and schoolboys will yawn over the history of our upheavals; everything will pass, but my happiness , dear, my happiness will remain,in the moist reflection of a street lamp, in the cautious bend of stone steps that descend into the canal’s black waters, in the smiles of a dancing couple, in everything with which God so generously surrounds human loneliness.” Vladimir Nabokov, Selected Letters, 1940-1977

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