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*Perhaps somewhere, *
*someplace deep*
*Inside your being, *
*you have undergone important changes *
*while you were sad. *

—  Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Letters to a young poet’

CR

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 2:51 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>>