sticks and stones may break my bones but words constitute my entire existence and my ability to meaningfully interact with the universe because we live in a textual reality in which everything is constructed and coded by language there is no escaping the symbolic dimensions of it there is nothing outside the text there is nothing outside the text there is nothing outside the text
|9th Mar 2014✧11:5816 434 notes|
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.
Clive Staples Lewis | Till We Have Faces
"El sufrimiento profundo que experimentaban era el de todos los prisioneros y exiliados, el sufrimiento de vivir un recuerdo inútil. Ése pasado mismo en el que pensaban continuamente sólo tenían el sabor a nostalgia. Hubieran querido poder añadirle todo lo que sentían no haber hecho cuando podían hacerlo, con aquel o aquellas que esperaban, e igualmente, mezclaban a todas las circunstancias relativamente dichosas de prisioneros la imagen del ausente, no pudiendo satisfacerse con lo que en realidad vivían."
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"We came up with the idea to turn up every commandment into challenge for the human being. Can the human being meet that challenge? Is he humanly capable of doing that? Is it possible to adhere to these commandments and to truly abide by them. Is it possible? Isn’t modern life so complicated that abiding by the commandments is practically impossible? We didn’t go for relativism because that wasn’t the issue. It’s about the increasing complications of our lives, of our situation today. It isn’t just today’s situation. It was probably the same yesterday and ages ago, but is a human being strong enough? If a man knows what he should do, why does he do something else?"
|2nd Mar 2014✧07:58148 notes|