Remembrance: Marcel Proust #68

Remembrance: Marcel Proust
Part #68
Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”

After a Journey

“We do not receive wisdom,
we must discover it
for ourselves,
after a journey
through the wilderness
which no one else
can make for us,
which no one
can spare us,
for our wisdom
is the point of view
from which we come
at last
to regard
the world.”

― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave

5 thoughts on “Remembrance: Marcel Proust #68

  1. This is part of a longer poem written years ago. This piece from Proust came to mind for some reason. It does seem somehow relevant.

    “Gateway to reminiscence
    Dreams that come to nothing revisited
    Ghosts shimmer in the walls
    And say: Yes, I came this way

    Dismantled all my posits
    Reappropriated my a prioris …
    The truth has no talons
    In an ocean of aimless pursuits”

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    • My immediate thought is: the past has ceased to exist. Only ghosts pass that way. It is what remains. Intangible. Though it felt real at the time. Could it all have been a long, creative hallucination/illusion/delusion?

      Cause & Effect are denied. Chaos hasn’t just ensued. No grip in reality here. How possibly could I prove its existence or our own?

      It is why we search out meaning. Without it, life becomes a mirage designated as our oasis, but it is really a wasteland and we are all fucked. A grand & glorious joke.

      Or we are in One Enormous Dream, with Collective Unconscious playing us all inside a Great Tune, which we think keeps changing, just as our belief in life & ever after is a fantasy.

      Have to be careful with this sort of thinking. It is dangerous to the mind & the soul’s expectations. We need Hope Love & Peace with some Spice thrown in on occasion.😙🎈🎈🎈🎭🎨🎠

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