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*DESIRE AND LOVE IN FOUR QUARTETS *
Genevieve Stevens
Irish Journal of American Studies
Vol. 13/14 (2004/2005), pp. 205-225
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40658386
CR

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 2:05 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> *Only by the form, the pattern, / Can words or music reach / The
> stillness, as a Chinese jar still / Moves perpetually in its stillness. /
> Not the stillness of the violin, while the note lasts, / Not that only, but
> the co-existence, / Or say that the end precedes the beginning, / And the
> end and the beginning were always there / Before the beginning and after
> the end. / And all is always now. *
> * - T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets*
> https://www.tangdynastytimes.com/2013/07/chinese-jar.html
>
> CR
>
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 1:39 PM Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Dear Richard,
>>
>> Why resist? I love your scientific information. Both scientists and
>> humanities readers need to know more about each other. And your explanation
>> of MacDiarmid's line about "The licht that hangs o'er a' thing" was
>> illuminating.
>>
>> This list needs a lot more of this wonderful exchange. Please don't
>> resist.
>> Nancy
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 12:31 PM Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I tried to resist, I really did
>>>
>>> “At the still point” sounds very much like the famous and essential
>>> physics  “principle of least action”.   This principle underlies the law of
>>> conservation of energy.  I don’t have a through (even rudimentary) grasp of
>>> the principle but it underlies much of modern physics.
>>>
>>> Sorry
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> On Feb 24, 2019, at 8:24 AM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> *I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.*
>>> *And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time.*
>>>
>>>    -  "At the still point": T. S. Eliot, Dance, and Modernism
>>>    - Susan Jones
>>>    <https://muse.jhu.edu/search?action=search&query=author:Susan%20Jones:and&min=1&max=10&t=query_term>
>>>    - Dance Research Journal <https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/380>
>>>    - Cambridge University Press
>>>    - Volume 41, Number 2, Winter 2009
>>>    - pp. 31-51
>>>
>>> https://muse.jhu.edu/article/364651/pdf
>>>
>>> ‘the modernist sublime’
>>>
>>> CR
>>>
>>>