Saturday, February 25, 2012

At the annihilating edge

I started reading a book by R. D. Laing called "The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise." Here's one of the many passages I read today that moved me...

"But what we think is less than what we know: what we know is less than what we love: what we love is so much less than what there is. And to that precise extent we are so much less than what we are.

Yet if nothing else, each time a new baby is born there is a possibility of reprieve. Each child is a new being, a potential prophet, a new spiritual prince, a new spark of light, precipitated into the outer darkness. Who are we to decide that it is hopeless?"

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