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Quote of the Day – April 14 2012

β€œIt’s partly true, too, but it isn’t all true. People always think something’s all true.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I dislike sloppy thinking. Especially when it goes on in my own head. It seems so easy to fall into patterns. Many women I know have acted in a certain way. You are a woman therefore I will interpret you as acting this way whether you are or not. Instead of woman, insert any kind of race, creed, culture or any or the other ridiculous ways that we use to differentiate each other. Jewish people like to argue. Irish people like to drink. Left handed people are more creative. Yes sometimes this is true, other times it is laughably ridiculous. What is it that causes us to need to categorize people so that we can predict their actions rather than see each person as an individual ever capable of surprising us? What makes us see certain countries or groups of people as evil to the extent that not only do we then see everything they do as evil but attribute ALL evil to them?
I wish to look at this a bit more. Until then…
Blessings, G

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Imagining by G A Rosenberg

Under Skies of Red by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 10 2011

Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation.
–Robert Anton Wilson

I’ve bee contemplating arrogance the last few days, my own as well as that of others. We feel ourselves subjected to intolerance and yet we limit the points of views that we can hear never mind accept as valid. We claim to be without fear which to me sounds a whole lot like being without the colour cyan or the note fa (arbitrary picks on my part, I make no correlation between fear and cyan nor fear and fa) Not that I believe that we should ever let fear rule us, but see it as a teacher, one with particularly harsh lessons at times. By understanding our fear, we gain a better understanding of ourselves and our universe. I said all this to someone and immediately came to a realization. For years I have bragged about how I never feel boredom. What arrogance, Sure when i get impatient or have to do something I might not feel like doing, I feel time go to a crawl and things can become tedious. Yes, that sounds like boredom to me also. Oh it seldom lasts long and in the universe inside my mind I can go exploring or revisiting points of interest and then once again I fly free. But saying I NEVER experience boredom? That word never and its brother always share a particular cognitive dissonance in my head. They seem so absolute. More on that another time. Namaste
— G A Rosenberg

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Colour Play on Crumpled Paper by G A Rosenberg