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Quote of the Day – November 21 2012

“Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Many of us like to have an ordered existence. Logic and practicality inform our day and take us from thing to thing, Not that I am against order and organization, tho my life (and office) seem resistant to it, but I have found that the more I rely on systems, the more I tend to feel helpless when the system breaks down. I believe that I am not alone in this.  I can handle almost anything that happens as long as I acknowledged that  potential. It is only when my life becomes over-scheduled that something unexpected can tip the apple cart. I’d rather have time and white space for chaotic endeavours to happen. After all who knows when that white rabbit with the pocket watch may run by or something equally unlikely and compelling.
Blessings, G

 

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Tarot – Knight of Wands by G A Rosenberg

 

Tangible Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – September 19 2012

“I will go forth as a real outlaw,” he said, “and as men do robbery on the highway I will do right on the highway; and it will be counted a wilder crime.”
― G.K. Chesterton

 

What does it mean to do right? “If it harm none?” Does it mean being a rapturist (the opposite of a terrorist) who goes forth committing random acts of senseless kindness? What about the times when the right thing to do, the just thing to do is nothing? Can we sit back knowing that balance has brought people to a crossroads where violence may have been invited into their lives in order to stop them from going further down the path they have been? How do we know?

I sometimes become surprised at how many people, mainly younger, tell me that they have been contemplating suicide. I listen and most of the time I find out rather quickly that their real intention seems more to get people listening to them for they need to speak. I listen because that seems to me the right thing to do and inevitably I tell them that I believe that that may be a choice for them. I also ask them if they believe in reincarnation. If they tell me they do I ask them if they have considered that this life may indeed be one of the more pleasant ones. Pretty quickly they switch to telling me that things seem much brighter. Does it seem to be the right thing to dissuade them. At the time for sure, tho how would I feel if I were to read a month later that one of then went on a killing spree?

Still some things I choose to accept because for me at least currently they work. Compassion and empathy is always better. Love is better. Learning how to put these into right action and right thought tends to be a work in progress.
Blessings, G

 

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Tarot Trump XI – Justice by G A Rosenberg

 

I Live at the Centre by G A Rosenberg