Understanding Quotes

Ideas, like ghosts, must be spoken to a little before they will explain themselves

Monday, November 7th, 2011
carved wooden face behind bars

Some mist there may have been, issuing from that leaden casket, his cranium, which, if it could have taken shape and form, would have become a genie; but it could not; and it only so far followed the example of the smoke in the Arabian story, as to roll out in a thick cloud, and there hang and hover. But it left a little figure visible upon a lonely shore, and…

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The power of a thing or an act is in the meaning and the understanding

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Making a sweat lodge

The willows which make the frame of the sweat lodge are set up on such a way that they mark the four quarters of the universe; thus, the whole lodge is the universe in an image, and the two-legged, four-legged and winged…

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
hatching

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less …

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