Friday, February 17, 2012

Clouded Sight

"Soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, we become seekers." -Peter Matthiessen-


goatman said...

Soon as somebody says "hey you" and you know they are talking to you, ego is invoked.

I don't know why your blog is trying to sell me a hearing aid??

Sophia said...

I guess the trick is to not necessarily completely do away with ego but to know we are not our egos.

Oh, the hearing aid thing is AdSense that I installed on my blogs. I did this in an attempt to make a little bit of money. Since I just started it it's not bring in a lot of dough but it is starting to bring in a little bit. Desperate means call for desperate measures. LOL In all seriousness, though, I figured it doesn't hurt to make a little bit of money doing something I enjoy, and since I enjoy blogging and am getting back into it again it wouldn't hurt to kill two birds with one stone.