Wondering —

“you have to be careful, ask yourself questions, as for example whether you still are, and if no when it stopped, and if yes how long it will still go on, anything at all to keep you from losing the thread of the dream.”

Samuel Beckett, Molloy

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6 Responses to Wondering —

  1. Pauline says:

    You lose the thread of yourself if you don’t ask those questions…

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I think so too, Pauline, which is why I posted it on both my websites, albeit with different photos for different dreams (in this case)—
      But it makes some people very uncomfortable, I’ve discovered.

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  2. tms says:

    …and if no how you can get back into being again?

    “All to keep you from losing the thread.” I fully agree, and I guess my small comment betrays the school of thought I sympathize with in these existential questions.

    Great quote. Thank you for sharing, Judith.

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  3. suitablefish says:

    Here’s a short poem from William Stafford:

    The Way It Is

    There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
    things that change. But it doesn’t change.
    People wonder about what you are pursuing.
    You have to explain about the thread.
    But it is hard for others to see.
    While you hold it you can’t get lost.
    Tragedies happen; people get hurt
    or die; and you suffer and get old.
    Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
    You don’t ever let go of the thread.

    Beckett and Stafford are wholly different characters. For me, one a genius and complicated, the other a genius and quiet.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Oh, I do love your distinction — the complicated genius, the quiet genius.
      I don’t know Stafford at all — but this poem is quite wonderful. I can see that I am in for some serious browsing, Susan!
      🙂

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