Blake, Kristofferson and the Burden of Freedom

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“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is infinite.” -William Blake

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. -William Blake (Passion is wiser than rationalization)

When Ray Manzarek saw Jim Morrison on Venus beach in 1965, the circle was completed and the Doors were born. They named the group after a line from a William Blake poem, “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is infinite.” For many fans, the band personified the deeply mystical elements in life and Morrison was their shamanic leader. Continue reading Blake, Kristofferson and the Burden of Freedom

Wedding Day

Sir_Galahad_(Watts)“Go on and break you crazy heart”                                                                        –Hank Williams

Another battle of the Heart versus the Head…

This should have been a day of joy and happiness… a celebration; but I chose not to attend and thus ruined the party for all concerned. Well, maybe not all concerned as some were glad the party didn’t take place at all.

But what do I feel and doesn’t it count for anything? That little intuition inside me kept saying, “no way, you can’t go through with this” even though I fought it tooth and nail out of fear that I was destroying a life. Better to ruin my life than another. Is that not the chivalrous thing to do?

What nonsense, cried our Pilgrim. Be true to thyself!

Yes, whispered the heart, fingers crossed, bowing slightly to the head. Likewise exclaimed the head winking back to the heart.