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July 21, 2010


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hmm, seems we are almost writing about the same issues from entirely different places/focuses this week.

i think for me, clarity and certainty are bedfellows so to speak. i want both, and they both seem elusive to me right now.

and yet i'm really just fine. it's not the end of the world.

so curious it all is.




thanks for reminding me of a great story...i first heard joseph campbell tell it on one of his lectures.....

mama p


Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone. Kitano0 - I wonder if Joseph Campbell originated the "joke?"

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