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Changing states

“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”

Published inLit & Crit

4 Comments

  1. CJ CJ

    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. CJ CJ

    Looking forward to reading Joseph Anton.

  3. Rebecca Allard Rebecca Allard

    Ironic, murderous and contagious.

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