Monday, April 6, 2015




Could it be 
We need our fantasies 
And fond illusions 
More than we need  
Mundane reality?

Did ancient astronauts 
Visit Earth aeons ago, 
Plant Colonies - perform 
Wondrous Feats of Engineering 
Still unexplained?

The eternal Mystery of
The Pyramids - The Sphinx
Stonehenge - Gigantic Chalk Figures,
Discernible only from great heights -
Easter Island - Machu Pichu?

The Origin of Man -
The miracles of Music -
Painting - Sculpture -
Poetry and Thought.

The Star of Bethlehem -
The Virgin Birth - The Magi -
Betrayal, Death and Resurrection?

Patterns of Migration? 
Courtship Rituals?
Attachment - Dependency -
Illness - Abandonment -
Grief - Tedium - 
Decline - Decay -

The eternal Search 
For Acceptance - Appreciation -
Affection - Understanding - 

ESCAPE!


~ FreeThinke

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” 

~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

5 comments:

  1. "Could it be
    We need our fantasies
    And fond illusions
    More than we need
    Mundane reality?"

    No, but we certainly want it!

    JMJ

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  2. Hey, Jersey, don't you know that all knowledge and all the great cultural developments that have made life more intriguing, more beautiful and more comfortable started as someone's fantasy. Our capacity to wonder, to be curious, and to envision things not yet in existence is the very thing that separates us from the animals -- the only thing really.

    And none other than Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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  3. There are the dreamers, those who see possibilities where most never look.

    There are the thinkers, the knowledgable in all sciences ab d fields.

    Together they create concretes from the vision(s) of the dreamers.

    The rest of us make it happen.

    Imagination is the seed from which all things begin.

    At least that's how it seems to me.

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  4. Yes indeed, we do need "fantasies And fond illusions More than we need Mundane reality"

    Well-said

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  5. "A human being is a part of the whole called by us [the] universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison ... restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

    ~ Albert Einstein

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