"Being an artist means, not reckon -ing and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer." --Rilke
"Our lives are stories, and the stories we have to give to each other are the most important. No one has a story too small and all are of equal stature. We each tell them in different ways, through different mediums—and if we care about each other, we'll take the time to listen." - Charles de Lint
"Long ago the trees thought they were people. Long ago the mountains thought they were people. Long ago the animals thought they were people. Someday they will say, long ago the humans thought they were people."
- from a traditional Native American story recounted by Johnny Moses
Having long laid waste our own sanity, and having long forgotten what it feels like to be free, most of us too have no idea what it’s like to live in the real world. Seeing four salmon spawn causes me to burst into tears. I have never seen a river full of fish. I have never seen a sky darkened for days by a single flock of birds. (I have, however, seen skies perpetually darkened by smog.) As with freedom, so too the extraordinary beauty and fecundity of the world itself: It’s hard to love something you’ve never known. It’s hard to convince yourself to fight for something you may not believe has ever existed. ~ Endgame, Vol. I
Psyche Entering the Garden
St. Ratford's Definition of a Gnostic:
Catholic on the outside, Buddhist on the inside. Quotes a lot of dead Greek guys.
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