“The Mind’s Truth” / Memorable Fancies #1641

[“...the fury of the mind to possess a body that participates in its mode of existence.” – Jean Daniélou] The mind gathers sense-impressions, but these are all second hand, what the ears and eyes and nose pass on after much scrubbing of detail. The mind is not content with this estrangement from the real. After many years of frustration, the mind develops its own ideas of the outer world. But now it hears the outer world muttering about treatment, and therapy, and how dare the mind have … [Read more...]

“Soft of Hearing” / Memorable Fancies #1465

[“…only the most indistinct sounds reach the listener.” - Walter Benjamin] As we do not always hear with understanding, in our minds we make up for what’s missing - or unclear - or unwelcome. Do we judge the words harshly? Then we are judging ourselves. But truly, all words, everything we hear and even see is – like this.     <END>   … [Read more...]