The Art of Tetman Callis

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Changing states

September 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“Imposing a pattern or form on experience over long stretches of time tends to make people very impatient because the material is always so recalcitrant. Continuity is always at war with circumstance, and the contingency of events. If a religion wants to be more than a refuge it has to develop, but if it adapts too eagerly it runs the risk of dissolving.” — Adam Phillips, “Commanded to Mourn”

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CJ // Sep 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    That’s the very conundrum Rushdie’s STATANIC VERSES is about. Strange and ironic what happens when people can’t read through mind blocks.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Sep 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Not only ironic, but murderous.

  • 3 CJ // Sep 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Looking forward to reading Joseph Anton.

  • 4 Rebecca Allard // Sep 20, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Ironic, murderous and contagious.

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