Monday, January 23, 2017

________________ YET ANOTHER JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECE ________________

My experience of retirement is far from being a situation of sitting around with time on my hands, rather it is a matter of having the time to choose what I focus my attention on. I have known of Owen Barfield for decades ..... now is the time.

'Saving the Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. The best known of numerous books by the British sage whom C.S. Lewis called the “wisest and best of my unofficial teachers,” it draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats. Barfield urges his readers to do away with the assumption that the relationship between people and their environment is static. He dares us to end our exploitation of the natural world and to acknowledge, even revel in, our participation in the diurnal creative process.'

Fruit in a blossom
And petals in a seed,
Reeds in a river - bed,
Music in a reed,
Stars in a firmament
Shining in the night,
Sun in a galaxy
And planet in its light,
Bones in the rosy blood
Like land in the sea,
Marrow in a skeleton -
And I in Me. 

------ Owen Barfield

Saving the Appearances - Part 1

Saving the Appearances - Part 2

Saving the Appearances - Part 3

Saving the Appearances - Part 4

Saving the Appearances - Part 5


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