Easter Oxymorons

April 7th, 2017

Group Reading

One- The resurrection of the morning. All- The mystery of the night.
One- The hummingbird’s wings.
All- The excitement of thunder.

One- The rainbow in the waterfall.
All- Wild mustard, that rough blaze of the fields. ~ Mary Oliver

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a

clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best

of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. ~ Gilda Radner

Quotes & Readings

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“The notion of ambiguity must not be confused with that of absurdity. To declare that existence is absurd is to deny that it can ever be given a meaning; so to say it is ambiguous is to assert that its meaning is never fixed, that it must be constantly won. Absurdity challenges every ethics; but also the finished rationalization of the real would leave no room for ethics; it is because man’s condition is ambiguous that he seeks, through failure & outrageousness, to save his existence.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

“If the future is to remain open and free, we need people who can tolerate the unknown, who will not need the support of completely worked out systems or traditional blueprints from the past.” ~ Margaret Mead


“To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Seed of Openness

Wisdom is the art of being courageous and generous with the unknown. John O’Donohue Say together: My mind and heart are open to new ideas, new people, and new questions.

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