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  • I don't know German
    Beyond pi
    and lambda and theta
    the sign, the sound of sigma,
    Greek is Greek to me.

    In Walt Disney's Eight
    Scientist Dr. McClaren
    urges Jerry (Paul Walker), expedition guide,
    to let him take a risk
    on an exploratory journey
    it's not what you know
    it's what you don't know

    What you might find.

    What did Mary Kennedy find
    having penetrated what seems to be
    the ultimate mystery,
    death, in her apparently chosen
    way to go ?

    She, who had everything to live for,
    Who had increased and multiplied
    the Kennedy clan. Once
    in Western Massachusetts
    I saw Ted Kennedy.
    She looked like him.

    After a film which closed with a debris-
    laden scene, in which two
    men held on to one another,
    the Academic Dean said
    In the end they cannot destroy compassion.

    Sister Mary Joan said of those
    who had passed on, who had gone before
    "They're fine. It's the ones who are left behind

    Who suffer.

    Who has not felt something
    at the news
    of a stranger's passing on?

    Carmel Quinn said of her offspring
    who had left this world through arrhythmia
    when they told her
    You can take him now
    she thought, Take him? Take him where?

    Into the Black Hole says Fear
    Into Eternal Grace says Love

    Kiki, you say
    Fear is what moves the whole of evolution, not to be eaten lets brains grow. Someone said: try that your love is bigger than your fear! THAT seems to be it. Easy to say, hard to do, but maybe
    THAT is God ???


    In The Cloud of Unknowing
    the book of contemplation of the 1300s
    from which the theology of centering prayer sprouted
    the soul is one with God

    Do we break out of our individual cosmic eggshells all at once
    into Life after life
    as, hopefully, weary and triumphant old-timers or
    as the case may be
    at the end of a long day's journey into night

    I will mindfully leave off
    here at your quote of choice :

    There is a crack in everything, that is where the light gets in...Leonard Cohen
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