Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wild at Heart

WILDNESS REVISED In his book *The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart,* Robert Bly says that to be wild is not to be crazy like a criminal or psychotic, but 'mad as the mist and snow." It has nothing to do with being childish or primitive, nor does it manifest as manic rebellion or self-damaging alienation. The real marks of wildness, he asserts, are a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown.

SIXTH-GRADE ZEITGEIRST UPDATEThe following bon mots were scrawled on the backpacks and binders of sixth grade girls at Greenwood School in Mill Valley, California:

Learn as if you'll live forever

Explain yourself wildly, not carefully

Wake up -- but not too fast, or you might hurt yourself

Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority

Give me chocolate or I'll scream

It's all so funny -- how can you not be laughing?

When you shout "halaluya," never spell it right

Live the freakiest truth

source: Rob Brezny

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