Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For Bulletholes


"The way of life is towards fulfillment, however, wherever it may lead. To restore a human being to the current of life means not only to impart self-confidence but also an abiding faith in the processes of life. A man who has confidence in himself must have confidence in others, confidence in the fitness and Tightness of the universe. When a man is thus anchored he ceases to worry about the fitness of things, about the behavior of his fellow-men, about right and wrong and justice and injustice. If his roots are in the current of life he will float on the surface like a lotus and he will blossom and give forth fruit. He will draw his nourishment from above and below; he will send his roots down deeper and deeper, fearing neither the depths nor the heights. The life that's in him will manifest itself in growth, and growth is an endless, eternal process. He will not be afraid of withering, because decay and death are part of growth. As a seed he began and as a seed he will return. Beginnings and endings are only partial steps in the eternal process. The process is everything . . . the way . . . the Tao."

- Henry Miller
Sexus: The Rosy Crucifixion

7 comments:

bulletholes said...

something about this reminds me of your "Serious/Solemn " post a while back.
In fact when i sit in meetings, I find myself thinking about what some folks are saying in those terms.
This weeekend, we were talking about seeds and fruit...and I got to thinking that fruit is serious...seeds are solemn...

So maybe its like the process is really serious, but the Journey? maybe thats just solemn...

Trusting someone else...serious?
Trusting yourself...Solemn?
Either way, i like it and i have friends that say its starting to look good on me in a serious way.
Thanks KFC!

kissyface said...

Oh boy! If that's the case, then I can't wait till Huck blows some holes of his own in this! Thanks, BH!

bulletholes said...

I'm getting a little tired of all the Agricultural Metaphors if you know what I mean....but having said that I find myself wondering whats more solemn....roots?...or seeds?
I'm also getting a bit weary of all the Process and Journey stuff too...It only took me 45 years to know what they were talking about in the first place.

Huck might say that really all I am trying to do is avoid fullfilling a 2 year sentence!!!

huckleberry said...

If I ever find the Wabe, I'll Gimble and Gyre.
And not a moment before.
That is all...

Anonymous said...

Henry Miller was a hippie. UF MIKE

GrizzBabe said...

That's deep! It would take me a lifetime to figure it all out and apply it to my life.

Anonymous said...

My favorite H. Miller moment is in Tropic of Cancer, where he calls his hard-on "a piece of lead with wings on it."