Saturday, September 4, 2010

#30DaysOfTruth Day 17 // A Book of Changes

#30DaysofTruth  The prompts live here. And the tweets live here. Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

I've waxed on about it before, so you'll be less than bowled over when I tell you my Big Life-Changing Book is Steppenwolf. It's the one, though. Hesse's wolfey madman whirls me through the false ideology of duality

{
mommy v. artist
straight v. gay
serious v. goofy
writer v. painter
rational v. mystic
}

and spits me into a hallucinogenic, mind-wide-open EVERYTHING where I can see the thousands of layers of experience that create the unique colors of the individual. Barriers shatter. It's been a solid lesson in identity and examining where I fit in a world that overwhelms.






I'm working (annoyingly slowly...) through The Glass Bead Game now, and I have a small library of Hesse on loan from the delightful Bubbasatva.

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