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Miscommunicating Confusion

 

“But how can I explain, how can I explain to you?
You will understand less after I have explained it.”
— T.S. Eliot

 

Communication between people is at best a tricky business at the best of times. When our emotions flare up it becomes near impossible. We hear things that the other person didn’t intend and what we intended to say gets garbled and comes out sideways. More sincere love may have been expressed with the words, “I hate you.” then were ever expressed with its corollary (I don’t say opposite because hate is a form of love not its opposite and that is the topic of a much longer blog entry). Yet still, how do we explain ourselves to others when we are working our feelings out for ourselves? Chances are what we’ll communicate is our own confusion and many of us are all too good at that.
Blessings, G

 

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Extradimensional MallardExtradimensional Mallard by G A Rosenberg

 

AndrealphusAndrealphus by G A Rosenberg

 

Quotes of the Day – June 10 2012

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
― T.S. Eliot

 

“Healing for me is being able to sit next to the butcher and say ‘Yes, I’m sitting next to the butcher now,’ instead of saying ‘there is no butcher’.” 
― Tori Amos

 

 

Two very different quotes from T. S. Eliot and Tori Amos feels very appropriate to my evening. Mr. Eliot’s quote speaks of endings and beginnings and their interrelationship. After all every moment is the ending out our lives up to now and the beginning of what is to come.  As I have stated elsewhere I love crossroads and the thought that NOW is ever a crossroads becomes comforting to me. Always a new doorway beckons and the new universe next door is within reach. But then to bring in probably my third cliche in one paragraph (I don’t mind repeating cliches, most of them would not have become so without containing a modicum of wisdom) I get reminded that in order to truly begin anew I have to leave something behind.

Tori’s quote speaks of healing and naming our wounds for what they are. Acknowledging the butcher or the insecurities that keep us frozen in old patterns unable to move. Naming my wounds brings me one step closer to moving on. Mine of the evening are insecurity and lassitude. I need to give both up to go through the crossroads and find what I will.
Blessings, G

 

Play your cards right
she said
as she rode upon the wheel
and you may know

 

you spread them out before youfailing to see
the irony
of asking an outsider for insight…

 

 

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Karma by G A Rosenberg

Psyche by G A Rosenberg