On Being Called into the Depths

On Being Called into the Depths

Posted on:Jan 06 2009
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What does it mean to be called into the depths? Perhaps it involves pursing the truth that can hardly be expressed to those around you. Perhaps it involves living deeply within the profoundest moments of your life. Perhaps it involves offering only the slightest hint to those who might have a potential to care…

Tis of the essence of life here,
  Though we choose greatly, still to lack
The lasting memory at all clear,
  That life has for us on the wrack
Nothing but what we somehow chose;
  Thus are we wholly stipped of pride
In the pain that has but one close,
  Bearing it crushed and mystified.
– Robert Frost

Achilles to Odysseus, in the underworld: “I’d rather be a slave on earth than rule here, among the breathless dead.” Translation: Quit longing for the glory days of war and go home to deal with your family and your kingdom.


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