More cool stuff from Rick Moody…
THE CENTER OF IMAGINATION
“One of the difficulties of growing older is the way that our senses do begin to atrophy slowly. But at the same time as these outer senses are actually dulling and fading slightly, there’s an integrative mechanism of imaginative experience inside an older human being which is actually able to bring them together into sharp focus right at the center of their imagination. At each stage in our life, I think there’s a possibility for a certain kind of vitality even if that’s for the vitality of knowing when is your time to actually go.”
(David Whyte, Midlife and the Great Unknown, 1:37)
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Love the idea of reciprocal dulling and sharpening.