The centre cannot hold

Reminded of this again this morning thanks to a post on Facebook.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.



Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


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A post a day to keep the blogger at bay

An interesting conversation with the very insightful Mary Carty made me realise that if I was going to blog a little I needed to blog a lot.

So this blog is  a thought journal, a collection of curious things, a thought catalyst.

Rough not finished. Letting some ideas out so they can mix and some new ones can climb in.

A post a day to keep the blogger at bay.


God is in the gaps

An almost remembered quote. The important things are to be found in the gaps between things. The intersections, the connections, the paradoxes, the metaphors. A quote from Before Sunset underlines this and whole notion of shared understanding

Celine: I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.