The Prompter Room

For Tuesday, September 18, 2018:


No, we don’t need more sleep.  It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies.  We need nature.  We need magic.  We need adventure.  We need freedom.  We need truth.  We need stillness.  We don’t need more sleep.  We need to wake up and live.

Brooke Hampton (Facebook meme, h/t CO’N)


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For Friday, September 14, 2018:


For me the paintings of children belong side by side with the works of the masters… The work of a child never fails to make appeal, to claim us, because it is always honest and sincere, always imbued with the magic certitude born of the direct, spontaneous approach.

Henry Miller, TO PAINT IS TO LOVE AGAIN (1968)

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For Tuesday, September 4, 2018:


Myth … expresses, enhances, and codifies belief; it safeguards and enforces morality; it vouches for the efficiency of ritual and contains practical rules for … guidance … Myth is thus a vital ingredient of human civilization; it is not an idle tale, but a hard-worked active force.

Bronislaw Malinowski – MAGIC, SCIENCE AND RELIGION

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For Tuesday, August 28, 2018:


… Yes, for me the drama of a storm in nature, the drama of sorrow in life, is the best… Oh, there must be a little bit of air, a little bit of happiness, but chiefly to let the form be felt, to make the lines of the silhouette speak. But let the whole be sombre.