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Incidentally,

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of
experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. / You
needn't be so scared. Love doesn't end. Just because we don't see each
other...”

- Graham Greene, *The End of the Affair*

CR

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:02 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Apotheosis of love.
>
> CR
>
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 8:14 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> JOURNAL ARTICLE
>>
>> *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
>>>>>
>>>>>