Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World

Myth is promiscuous, not dogmatic. It moves like a lively river through swarthy packs of reindeer, great aristocratic families, and the wild gestures of an Iranian carpet seller. Myth is not much to do with the past, but a kind of magical present that can flood our lives when the conditions are just so. It is not just the neurosis of us humans trying to fathom our place on earth, but sometimes the earth actually speaking back to us. That's why some stories can be hard to approach, they are not necessarily formed from a human point of view.

Martin Shaw, A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness

1 comment:

Barbara R. said...

I love just about everything Martin Shaw says...but need to ponder most of his statements for hours!