We should be rewarded for making mistakes, not punished. Shamed boys grow into fugitive men—furtive and anxious, hidden and watchful, unable to trust themselves.
We need to follow our enthusiasms, our in-god-ness. Whether it’s an enthusiasm for sex, travel, music or magic, follow that as far as it takes you. Eventually, every road returns us to ourselves.
At the tip of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s ascending spiral: normalcy. At that point we are not interpreting what we are seeing, not liking or disliking.
“At the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started. And to know the place for the first time.”
In abnormal times, normalcy marks the oddball.
“In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”
Hope is not an antidote to fear but rather an aspect of fear. Hope and fear are two ends of the same pencil.
“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”