“I will be your poet, I will be more to you than to any of the rest.”
— Walt Whitman
The light showed me a secret banquet. The great volcanic furnace travels silently from star to distant star. This method of training has nothing at all to do with religious upheaval
Passion I see is catching. Idealizing the world is a harmful paradox. Everything that we have been trying to avoid is a numerical value expressing the persistence of which we resist.
If you want to imply transformative spirit,have pride in your appearance. Tales linger on. All history of the DNA will offer two alternative pseudoexplanatirns.
In conclusion, what we do and how we feel appears that of choosing which of these conflicting models to “believe”.
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Phoenix Rising Over the City by G A Rosenberg
In the Belly of the Beast the Spider Abides by G A Rosenberg
She commands Passion
Her world complies with vigour
Her order maintained.
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She by G A Rosenberg
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
― Richard Feynmann
I’m not sure but I when I first heard the Joseph Campbell quote, “follow your bliss” it sounded to me very much like this. Discipline and reverence don’t seem to be intrinsic qualities for me. I have always been intensely curious and I love to learn new things, yet structure for me seems mainly a challenge. When I went to University, I found my roommate’s senior courses in pre-law much more interesting than my freshman mathematics courses so three grade A papers for him and $300 for me later, he graduated with the best marks he had gotten in his career while I got lackluster grades. Part of it was that the teacher wasn’t thrilled that i would arrive at the right answer in a way different than what she had shown in class. Perhaps if I had attended more of the classes.
Even now I find it a strain to discipline my thoughts and perhaps this shows in my writing. Life has always felt more weblike than linear to me with connections happening in the weirdest places kind of like a psycho-spiritual seven degrees of Kevin Beacon with concepts rather than people (seven degrees of Frances Bacon?) Still I have grown comfortable in my scatteredness and am not sure I would have it any other way.
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Buddha on the Beach by G A Rosenberg
Twilight Ride in Big Sky Country