Does forgetfulness in the form of senility return us to innocence? If we loose our words, is the rift healed? Is there a primal self beyond our intentional self that is more authentic?
A comment on my earlier post ‘The Word’ suggests that, whilst words enable us
. . . to be uniquely human by allowing us to carve off pieces of what is in order to bring it into ourselves, they also dissect. Once we’ve created that division – identified what is, and thus what isn’t, there is always that rift…
I wonder, do the words create the rift or simply allow us to live with and explore it?
Jabes speaks often of what happens beyond the text, that which exists in the margins beyond the margins. . .
It seems to me that ‘joy’ is a word that has become unfashionable and, perhaps, lost meaning for the modern age. My aim is to explore the meaning of joy, the ways in which we can develop a capacity to tap into joy, and the qualities of being that contribute to this capacity.
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(See also Why Passage to Joy?)