Musings & Meditations

Sorrow & Joy

Posted in Spirituality by Pam Keesey on July 28, 2008

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?

— Kahlil Gibran

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Posted in Spirituality by Pam Keesey on July 11, 2008

I believe that an experience is not even possible without reflection, because ‘experience’ is a process of assimilation without which there could be no understanding.

— Carl G. Jung, Psychology & Religion

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What is it to be?

Posted in Books by Pam Keesey on June 25, 2008

So what is it to be? Banality of convention, or banality of individuation? Shall I choose society’s cliches, or my own?
     Is it a step forward to have understood that there is no real difference between them?

— Jeanette Winterson, “A Green Square,” The World and Other Places

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Man in the Moon

Posted in Books by Pam Keesey on June 20, 2008

Under the night rug, the star rug, moon as lantern, man in the moon watching over us, dog star at his heels, we lay.
     The planets are bodies in the solar system and so are we. You and I in elliptical orbs circling life. It is life we want, but we daren’t come too close for fear it might burn us away, this life in its intensity.

— Jeanette Winterson, “Disappearance I,” The World and Other Places 

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Posted in Movies by Pam Keesey on June 12, 2008

One of the most attractive characteristics of a person is the way in which they live out their contradictions.

— Karim Ainouz

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