Friday, February 10, 2006

Rage against the dying of the light

This just relates a lot to some things I've been thinking about lately, so here ya go...


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

Dylan Thomas


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



To me it's about not accepting evil, and in fact being angry at it and directing our anger in the right direction. I wrote something about that here.


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1 Comments:

At 2/12/2006 10:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How different is anger from the a physical problem we want to be healed from? Does it make more sense to "direct our anger in the right direction" or think about the solution more in terms of transformation?

Laura cogently summarized this idea in an earlier post on treat,ment as transformation:

"When suffering with a physical problem, sometimes we want cure but not necessarily healing. To me, healing includes that transformation of thought, which could lead to transformation of character or core beliefs and practices. Not everyone wants that."

 

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