Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Can I go there?

"To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings. We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.” ―Oliver Sacks


  1. What a mind he had!
    And what a room that is!

  2. Oh I do miss Oliver Sacks. He could always put my mental into perspective. Thank you for this a proper way to start a Tuesday. Love.

  3. Oh Oliver <3 <3 Let's go together!