Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Response to the 'Dox

The 'Dox writes:

I had an English professor who never wore a watch and he said it was because "time is always now." Time is now and the past and future are just concepts we create in our mind. When we live in the "flow" of the present moment, it enables us to let go of things. It is too easy to get stuck in a moment and try to hang on to things that are no longer.

The bluesman John Lee Hooker once sung:
"Serves you right to suffer, serves you right to be alone, you can't go on livin' in the past, them days...is gone."

But what of the writer? To me memories are like dice I shake in the palm of my hand. I toss them off a wall and they land on a hard pavement. The numbers that come up are the stories I tell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two quotes from one of the heavy weights of psychology - Carl Jung. This is to elaborate on your comments on my comments:

"From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse. It is like Nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation."

"...The unconscious has no time. There is no trouble about time in the unconscious. Part of our psyche is not in time and not in space. They are only an illusion, time and space, and so in a certain part of our psyche time does not exist at all."

My comments:

One would say then...the writer must be the Journeyman between this life and the infinite found within our minds and hearts. This is a tight rope walk between sanity and complete and utter schizophrenic illusion. A world without the depth of the imagination, the richness of our memories and psychic dreams is dead. However, An escapist slipstream into a realm absent of truth and awareness is insane. The unconscious is a shaman and she teaches in enigma. When the visions come to you, face them, dialogue with them, learn from them. It's a gnarly catch but the bloodied hands from the fishing line should make you proud your a fighter. Why, you just cast your line into the Superunknown.