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May 22, 2009


Great post. "Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." Wordsworth.

"Meanwhile we find ourselves in a situation where each of us must choose an allegiance---either to the posthuman, the virtual and the synthetic, or go to the earth, the real and the dead in their humic densities. " Robert Pogue Harrison, The Dominion of the Dead.

Passionate spiritual engagement: Yes, and all three terms come into play. I forget in which novel I read that the love of Greek mythology in childhood sustained a man for the rest of his life. It's true. In other-directed America, we are often in danger of overvaluing the social, "gets-along-well-with-others" category, with a certain mindless conformism as one result. But an excess of self-involved individualism is as real a problem. Thanks for your thoughtful provocative independent posts, Todd.

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