|Quidnovi: The choice is Life|
7 comments30 Mar 2003 @ 17:48 by martha : beautiful images
and words to inspire. Is that your passion francis?
1 Apr 2003 @ 12:51 by quidnovi : ...
... I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
---T.S.Eliot, Ash Wednesday
Does that answer your question, Martha?
1 Apr 2003 @ 15:16 by martha : yes
francis. And here is one of my favorite poems that I use to read my daughter.
Halfway down the strairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any
I'm not at the bottom,
I'm not at the top;
So this is the stair
Halfway up the stairs
And isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery,
It isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head:
"It isn't really
It's somewhere else
A.A. Milne...When We Were Very Young
1 Apr 2003 @ 17:07 by quidnovi : When We Were Very Young...
Some of us do manage to remain very so ;-)
Kid at heart or children of the heart!
or so I heard :-)
1 Apr 2003 @ 19:02 by martha : you heard right
2 Apr 2003 @ 05:06 by quidnovi : THAT is what we are talking about then!
"The laugh of the actual in the face of nothing"
Instant to Instant,
Whatever attracts the mind
Is "THAT" in disguise.
"For we move--each--in two worlds: the inward of our own awareness, and an outward of participation in the history of our time and place. The scientist and historian serve the latter: the world of things "out there,"where people are interchangeable and language serves to communicate information and commands. Creative artists, on the other hand, are mankind's conscious contact with ourselves, not as participants in this or that morsel of history, but as spirit, in the consciousness of being. Their task, therefore, is to communicate directly from one inward world to another, in such a way that an ACTUAL SHOCK OF EXPERIENCE will have been rendered: not a mere statement for the information or persuasion of a brain, but an effective communication accross the void of space and time FROM ONE CENTER OF CONSCIOUSNESS TO ANOTHER."
---Joseph Campbell on Creative Mythology
6 Apr 2003 @ 12:26 by quidnovi : My spirit is free
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