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fable of the man who rooted for the escaped prisoner

Why did he root for the convict? After all, the man had earned that long jail term.  His mind was a cloud filled with lightning. And yet, as the watcher sat in his dark living room, with his open innocent … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Ever-Changing Circle

I’m going in circles. …according to my dreams. In my dreams, I often circle through an area and arrive back at the place where I began. But usually, I don’t stop there—I keep on circling. So what do these dreams … Continue reading

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a degree of heroism

  If we consider all human beings to be heroes or heroines, as I suggested last week… …perhaps that cheapens the idea of heroism… …until it becomes completely meaningless. On the other hand… …if I see myself as a hero … Continue reading

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siding with my angels

  “If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.” With those words, the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke rejected psychoanalysis. The words of his refusal certainly have a long echo.  I … Continue reading

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Ringing True

    If the words below still ring true today—just as clearly as they did fifty years ago… …perhaps we need some version of them in our new mythology: “My fellow, Americans…ask not what your country can do for you, … Continue reading

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Double Vision

From time to time, twins—identical twins—show up in my dreams. Not the same pair, different pairs. In these dreams, I’m always puzzled by their appearance. Twins are a paradox.  They are the same, yet different.  Different, yet the same. That’s … Continue reading

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My Dream is Yours, Your Dream is Mine

  “For all of us there is a feeling that the myths we tell, even those from distant places, form a common bond… “We save them and retell them, convinced that they bring us news about ourselves.” When I read … Continue reading

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