Friday, January 24, 2014
Saturday, February 23, 2013
True happiness is to be forgotten and to have the chance to start over again.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The world turns.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Eight by the way of two
Friday, November 05, 2010
And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate.
So here I am, in the middle way, having had
twenty years -
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of
l'entre deux guerres -
Trying to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind
Because one has only learnt to get the better
For the thing one no longer has to say, or
the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what
there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom
one cannot hope
To emulate - but there is no competition -
There is only the fight to recover
what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now,
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither
gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not
--T. S. Eliot
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Numerology of the Netherworld
"So you think that you're a failure, do you? Well, you probably are. What's wrong with that? In the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free."