At 08:23 PM 7/31/2007, Nancy Gish wrote: >I agree that it is a death of ego. But I hasten to add that I do not >myself have any desire for a dead ego in this sense, "in this sense" is an interesting choice of words here, but what sense do you mean? An opened soul for God to enter? Ken A >and I don't think >Eliot ever experienced it or claimed to. > >I would question Lear--more like the dark night of sense than of >spirit, since Lear is a very intensely present self, not an opened soul >for god to enter.