Quidnovi: The Lathe of Heaven---Ursula K. Le Guin    
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picture3 Apr 2003 @ 14:30, by Quidnovi

Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself.
This is a paradox. Tomorrow a wise man may explain it; that tomorrow will not be for ten thousand generations.
----Chuang Tse: II


Current-borne, wave-flung, tugged hugely by the whole might of ocean, the jellyfish drifts in the tidal abyss. The light shines through it, and the dark enters it. . . .


. . . Borne, flung, tugged from anywhere to anywhere, for in the deep sea there is no compass but nearer and farther, higher and lower, the jellyfish bangs and sways; pulses move slight and quick within it, as the vast diurnal pulses beat in the moondriven sea. Hanging, swaying, pulsing, the most vulnerable and insubstantial creature, it has for its defense the violence and power of the whole ocean, to which it has entrusted its being, its going, and its will.

But here rise the stubborn continents. The shelves of gravel and the cliffs of rock break from water baldly into air, that dry, terrible outerspace of radiance and instabi'li'ty, where there is no support for life. And now, now the currents mislead and the waves betray, breaking their endless circle, to leap up in loud foam against rock and air, breaking . . . .

What will the creature made all of seadrift do on the dry sand of daylight; what will the mind do, each morning, waking?


AWAKE OR DREAMING?




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3 Apr 2003 @ 17:38 by swan : Francis is up to some monkey
business. You can go to Alana's newslog, push on the monkey's picture and go directly to my log and push on the link that Francis put there and go to his newslog. This weaving might encompass all of NCN and Francis is making a quilt!
Am I the dreamer or the dreamed?  



3 Apr 2003 @ 18:15 by quidnovi : "What a tangled web we weave" :-)
[http://www.angelfire.com/va2/pathways/images/catch.gif]  


3 Apr 2003 @ 18:37 by martha : swan
francis has been doing his weaving for awhile now. Check his previous post and some of those links. LOL  


3 Apr 2003 @ 19:07 by swan : Oh oh, have I been asleep
again! There is the dream catcher...you see what a clever guy he is? And I saw Mr. Morris in my newslog again with his twin.  


3 Apr 2003 @ 19:48 by shawa : Weaving his own song...
...in his own way. Thanks for pointing out the hidden pathways... ;-)  


4 Apr 2003 @ 04:33 by jazzolog : SwanSleep
Speaking of Sleep, Swan, perhaps you know what this story is about? I just saw the film of it that has James Caan playing the dominating, yet doomed, psychiatrist.  


4 Apr 2003 @ 04:35 by swan : That is Francis
bringing us the gift of the puzzle, the riddle, the weaving. Follow the path to enlightened wisdom.  


4 Apr 2003 @ 04:43 by swan : Jazzolog, it must have been just
a short nap!

I just watch the trailor provided in the link. I watched the "awake" selection. To compensate for all of the naps I have been taking, :-) It looks like an intriguing movie. A dominating psychiatrist, how scary! ( there must be some kind of medication for that :-))  



5 Apr 2003 @ 11:48 by quidnovi : Sometimes the current
Is with you, and sometimes against;
Who keeps changing it?  



5 Apr 2003 @ 11:59 by martha : and sometimes
some of us want to show that everything is CONNECTED.  


6 Apr 2003 @ 13:17 by swan : we all seem to be linked in some
way don't we Martha. You just never know where a link will lead when you click on it.  


6 Apr 2003 @ 19:31 by koravya : "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"
Robert Frost's Road less traveled by.
As we meld the Old with the New
http://www.josleys.com/creatures36.htm
and proceed on the path to our source.  



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