Mary Oliver, “Tom Dancer’s Gift of a Whitebark Pine Cone”

You never know
	what opportunity

Ludwig Wittgenstein, April 27, 1951

 

It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself.  I am now sixty-two years old, yet just one

Adam Phillips in The Beast In The Nursery

Beginning in childhood, we transform our experience according to our conscious projects, and in spite

Jaron Lanier, from You Are Not A Gadget, 2010

The design of the web as it appears today was not inevitable.  In the early 1990s, there were

Chris Hedges, in Empire of Illusion

Pornography has evolved to its logical conclusion.  It first turned women into sexual commodities and then

Thomas Moore, in Conversations Before the End of Time

The deeper you get into the hopelessness, the more genuine your optimism is.  These are paradoxes

Suzi Gablik, in Conversations Before the End of Time

The soul loves the labyrinth rather than the ladder, and it prefers relatedness to distancing.  Paradox, mystery,

Ellen Dissanayake, from interview with Suzi Gablik in Conversations Before the End of Time, Suzi Gablik

People in modern times become so concerned with getting on with the next thing that they don’t have time