21 comments on “Follow Your Bliss

  1. “Belief was the bliss”–fabulous phrase, and this poem coincides nicely with my re-watching of the movie “Second Hand Lions” with the writer-director’s commentary. If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth a viewing, in fact won an Award of Excellence. Many great scenes–one in which the the aging uncle (Robt Duvall) advises the boy (Haley Joel Osment) to believe in some things, regardless whether they’re true or not, simply because they’re worth believing in. “Belief was the bliss”. (Michael Caine rounds out the star-package as the other uncle, Duvall’s “brother”.)

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  2. A very gracious tribute, Paul . . . As is always the case, I believe the myth was bigger than the man, but such is the nature of all mortals . . . We are all ‘children of the stories’, aren’t we . . .

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  3. It’s only fitting 🙂
    “How does the ordinary person come to the transcendent? For a start, I would say, study poetry. Learn how to read a poem. You need not have the experience to get the message, or at least some indication of the message. It may come gradually. (92)”
    ― Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

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