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Posted: Sep 13, 2021 - 3:18pm

 black321 wrote:

"If you want to understand the abnormal, assume it is normal.” 
Goethe



Applies to today for sure

If we did not have Covid to talk about - what would we be doing? 

Building housing for all? Free Transit? Food Courts and Arboretums? Burning Man everywhere all the time?

For decades I recalled how the middle east countries told their citizens that all their problems were from the fact Israel existed.

Seems we always gotta have a some reason we simply don't have any time to house the homeless, plant trees, build bike lanes.
black321

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Posted: Sep 13, 2021 - 10:43am

"If you want to understand the abnormal, assume it is normal.” 
Goethe
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Posted: Sep 1, 2021 - 7:09am

"Art is like f*cking. When I sing to you, I want to be inside you."

—Concha Buika
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Posted: Aug 28, 2021 - 10:11am

"The blues don't sound like sadness. It sounds like suffering through something. And suffering through something ain't sadness. It's fighting the sadness off with strength. That's what the blues sounds like. It's a tougher sound than sadness. It's the sound of carrying on somehow."
- Buddy Guy (1982)
 
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Posted: Aug 24, 2021 - 3:55am

 oldviolin wrote:
"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know."


WH Auden




"hopefully my buffoonery will inspire them"

- miamizsun
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Posted: Aug 23, 2021 - 6:23pm

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know."

"Now is the age of anxiety."

"Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic."

"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep."

WH Auden


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Posted: Aug 14, 2021 - 9:33am

“Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.”
 Criss Jami

“In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.”
 Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 10:29pm

"If you don't push yourself to the limits you will never know how far you can go"
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Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 4:31pm

I   C   T   U   S

"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind."
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Posted: Jul 10, 2021 - 3:45pm

 Antigone wrote:
"Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future."
~Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)






Narcissus and Goldmund had a profound effect on me.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2021 - 3:42pm

"Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future."
~Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 9:55am

"It's a mad scramble from oblivion to the sea"
PBS program about sea turtle hatchlings...
black321

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 7:10am


“We're sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we're not getting any sunshine!”



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Posted: May 5, 2021 - 4:57am

“Having to be different is the same trap as having to be the same.”
— Robert Rauschenberg
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Posted: Apr 23, 2021 - 7:54pm

 ScottN wrote:

 Pseudo-profundity, imo.
 

I get that. But it's Carl Jung.

I can be accused of the same thing I'm sure.
That first line though...{#Good-vibes}
ScottN

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Posted: Apr 23, 2021 - 3:34pm

 Ohmsen wrote:
...
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul.
Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”

~  Carl G. Jung


 
 Pseudo-profundity, imo.
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 23, 2021 - 2:55pm

 Ohmsen wrote:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul.
Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”

~  Carl G. Jung


 
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Posted: Dec 9, 2020 - 10:03am

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”


― Malcolm X
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Posted: Nov 9, 2020 - 5:30am

 Ohmsen wrote:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. 

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul.
Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.
 
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”

~  Carl G. Jung


 
Psychedelics over the years made that process much easier to resolve for me.  They brought out all the subconscious and forced a reckoning and resolution early on in life.  LSD was still legal the first several times I did it.  That was a long time ago.

I did some window pane that was sitting around for about ten years, five years ago for my 63rd Bday.  I felt so good afterwards.  Refreshed, reset and resolved.  Somehow, I got lucky for my 68th Bday and scored some blotter.  It will sit until I find the right time.  I hope that the time is sooner rather than later.  My easily playable music library is much improved since my last trip.  Good LSD and great music go so goddam well together.  Period, end of story.

I must add that dealing with Stage IV cancer also has had a similar affect.  You must face your own mortality, deal with your inner demons and redefine what is truly important in your life.  You find out a lot about yourself and how much at peace you are with yourself in that process.  I am indeed at peace with myself and since, no longer fear death.  I'm not looking to check out anytime soon mind you, but when my time is up, my time is up and I will pass on with few regrets now.

Cheers !
ScottN

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Posted: Nov 7, 2020 - 8:37pm

History says, don't hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.

 
Seamus Heaney
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