Having The Experience, But Missing The Meaning   1 comment

Oracle Ridge #1 SCVN HikeBlue Flax Wildflower — Image by kenne

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

— from “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” by Pete Seeger

We had the experience but missed the meaning
And approach to the meaning restores the experience
in a different form, beyond any meaning

— T. S. Eliot

One response to “Having The Experience, But Missing The Meaning

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  1. What a juxtaposition of thoughts–Pete Seeger’s words seem simple and easy to understand, while T.S. Eliot’s seem incredibly complex and almost impenetrable.

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