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Re: Walking...

Posted by hiddenhurt on November 27, 2016, at 7:42:43

In reply to Re: Walking..., posted by alexandra_k on November 26, 2016, at 18:52:04

Maybe I'm way off base, but it sounds as if you are longing for real connections with, passion for, wonderment about, and pride in good work for its own sake (e.g., ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE). Maybe you are contrasting it to the efficient but impersonal, assembly line model that has saturated nearly every industry (from motorcycle repair to publishing to health care). If so, I bemoan exactly that myself. I write:

No, I was never "disqualified";
I just never made the team.
God made the world for fighters,
No place for the gentle, like me.

God gave me gifts, but at war who cares
About music, art, and writing?
Even among artists is fighting, and truly
I've never been so close to dying.

Is heaven to be after death or now?
I'll tell you after I die.
For we've never found much of heaven here,
Jonathan Livingston Seagull and I.

I haven't read ZEN but I think JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL maybe follows in a parallel vein--wanting more meaning in life than mere subsistence. I'm glad you are taking some action towards making your own meaning, even as you struggle.




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