Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence



Saturday, January 12, 2013




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The capital-T Truth is about life before death.

It is about the real value of a real education,
which has almost nothing to do with knowledge,
and everything to do with simple awareness; 

awareness of what is so real and essential,
so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we
have to keep reminding ourselves over and over:

"This is water."
"This is water."

It is unimaginably hard to do this,
to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and
day out.

 
David Foster Wallace



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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And so true, it*is* unimaginably hard to stay conscious, to always bring oneself back to simple *awareness.* A life long "vocation." :) With gratitude to the *awareness* that you share with us through all your blogs - reminding us to *see* life. Inspiring!

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  2. thank you for the encouraging words! As Ram Dass says, 'we are all just walking each other home!' blessings, alixe

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