a blog by josef johann

Saturday, January 1, 2011

some cryptic words

I'm reading a popular book that writes in a style I don't like. But I don't think what it says is untrue even if frivolously presented. So I want to respond to pieces of it in a way that, I hope, disentangles it from its new age bent. What I write may seem trivial but often things seem that way when you are simplifying or clarifying. Even if a point sounds trivial, it is not insignificant, or without need of emphasis.

On coincidence. To "notice" coincidence can mean to have cues back into an internal dialog. to inflect items with emotional significance and keep checking in. and more than that, to have particular items that fit into a story you tell yourself to make sense of things.

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