Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hermann Hesse - quote


We must become alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome and we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for in our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.
~ Hermann Hesse

Monday, August 27, 2018

Light of Life



The light of life
    opened the day
    I sat waiting
    for the sun
    to rise from
    my horizon
    of darkness
    and dreams



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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La Soupe, by Picasso in 1902

Thursday, August 09, 2018

W.H. Auden, Under Which Lyre (A Reactionary Tract)



In a witty 1946 poem, W.H. Auden contrasted the way of "experts" with the Hermetic path of the trickster.
Harvard Magazine (November-December 2007)

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Someday I’ll get caught up


I KEEP IMAGINING THAT SOMEDAY I’ll get caught up: write those letters, read those books. What a great imagination! My plans smile at me from tomorrow, always tomorrow. And here it is, always today.
                                     --  SY SAFRANSKY
                                               The Sun, December 1995