Saturday, June 6, 2020

The cloudy glass...(with Tennessee Williams)

a cloudy glass
will always obscure
our vision..until we
recognize the clouds
are made by
dividing ourselves into
so many parts and particles
creating so many 
cries for home...

Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.
~~ Tennessee Williams

Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?
― Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

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