The sound of silence

the imagination is the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal, the opposite of chaos in chaos*
(Wallace Stevens)

Seeing things in an unconventional way is threatening to those who benefit from the status quo.**
(Linda Rottenberg)

Three questions:

How open can we be?
How present are we able to be?
How do we make ideas happen?

Perhaps a fourth:

How much do we want to learn these things?

Some rush to the third question; others can’t get out of the first two. The three questions add up to something powerful and beautiful.

The fourth question reminds us that we don’t know how far we can develop our openness, our presence, and our making of things happen.

(*From Wallace Stevens’ The Necessary Angel.)
(**From Linda Rottenberg’s
Crazy is a Complement.)

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