Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind’s eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul ‘of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. ...more

Connecting the Dots

  • A line is a dot that went for a walk (author unknown)
  • Perhaps story is just data with a soul, (Brene Brown)
  • All models are flawed, some are useful (George E.P. Box)
  • We don’t tend to author stories about what we are experiencing, (it is difficult to describe new behavior with old language) rather we try to capture an experience once it begins to fade (Jung/Freud?)
  • Joy is written in the blank pages of history (Jeremy Rifkin)
  • His-story is an idea that takes us on a relationship journey
  • Mythology. Theology, Science, Technology (to be renamed in new language)

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