From Deliverance starring a young Burt Reynolds. I watched the film decades ago. All I remember was this clip, and that the film was brutal.
“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.”
R D Laing – Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst 1927-1989
A lovely poem, by Francis Thompson (1859-1907) with ‘hunchèd camels’ and a ‘star-gathering’ sun. Here it analysed in a thoughtful and informative piece from the Guardian newspaper.
There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
Robert W. Service, 1874–1958
The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses (1911) (Excerpt)
I first saw this as art of an advert. A poor advert, perhaps, as I can recall the poem though not the product. Only years later in the internet age did I find that this is a small excerpt of a much longer piece. For me, it is still the best part.
I have brought together some of my, too many blogs!
So the CastInDarkness.wordpress.com posts are now all here, or soon will be, as soon as I have time :)