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The Middle has no End

 

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
― Peter S. Beagle

 

I have written a few times now about constant beginnings and how each moment can be and often is the beginning of something new. While that is definitely true, it is only part of the story. It is equally true that at any given time we are somewhere in the middle of our tale, whether that be the middle of our day, the middle of our lives or the middle of the great tale of existence itself. The middle after all is where everything happens, the start and end point too brief to recognize. Our lifelong quest to become ourselves lasts as long as we do. Our understanding continually expands and even when we believe we’ve reached the end, we find that it is at best a brief pause or a shift to a new phase.
Blessings, G

 

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Watching the Talking HeadsWatching the Talking Heads by G A Rosenberg

 

Wheel of FIreWheel of Fire by G A Rosenberg

 

Moebius Striped

 

“Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

 

We make a splendid band of travellers
Caught in our own explorations
and then comparing notes
talking about the strange places
that this one or that one had been to
and the bizarre things they’ve done
along the way
Still in all the voices in my head
I listen for the biggest gems
of self-discovery and renewal come from the least expected places..
I listen to the drumming, the strange rhythms
and I dance to the beat
I hear a new land calling
without, within, without, within
Mobius Striped
I journey once more…
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Casting a ShadowCasting a Shadow by G A Rosenberg

 

Constructing a  Matrix of PossibilitiesConstructing a Matrix of Possibilities by G A Rosenberg

 

Venting My Liver

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.”
― Peter S. Beagle

 

That’s right. If we define magic as the ability to make changes according to will, then the only way to effect change is to know and understand (grock in fullness) whatever it is we wish to change. If we wish to make changes in ourselves than we must be willing to tear ourselves open and examine what’s inside. Of course the very act of understanding ourselves to that extent will cause changes so that the live we get back is never quite the liver we offer (metaphorically speaking anyway). Understanding, transformation, consequence and balance are each steps in performing any kind of magic whether ritual or psychological.
Blessings, G

 

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She Lives in Multiple WorldsShe Lives in Multiple Worlds by G A Rosenberg

 

ProtoplasmProtoplasm by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 18 2012

“We are our own dragons and our own heroes. We must rescue ourselves from ourselves.”
― Peter S. Beagle

Look in the mirror
Hero or clown reflects back
Choice turns back to you

When I saved myself
I would appreciate
in value someday

My dragon devours
All parts of myself I’d lost
Neighbour’s cat missing

Thinking in Haiku
expressing thought in new ways
frees the fenced in mind

But then I left my meter running
and my scansion got declined

In Peter S Beagle’s quote who trapped us in the first place? Why? Hero, Captive, Dragon what other roles do we play.. Ah yes Director and Set Designer as well

Blessings, G

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Fractal Beings Telling Stories by G A Rosenberg

Stone Grove by G A Rosenberg

Golden Wings by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 31 2011

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
–Peter S Beagle

Once again a quote has surprised me. I went looking for quotes on endings, perhaps one that would bring us to a beginning the snake Ourborus forever eating his own tail, or is that tale? Instead I find this amazing quote by Beagle that suggests that the story does not end but will be perpetually in progress.
How do I reconcile this with my belief that every moment can signify a new direction, a new chapter, a new beginning? Need I try? Some stories have the habit of taking wilder shifts than others.
To those of you who follow my blog, who have enjoyed the art, the writing and perhaps even these mini essays, thank you. May this next year find you joyful and healthy and may there be much new art, new jokes, and new stories that we can share.
Namaste G

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Reflecting the Pink Moonlight by G A Rosenberg

A Galaxy in Each of Us by G A Rosenberg