Monday, May 25, 2009

The Key


Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of a New Man ~ Dali

The jailer to an imprisoned mind may find his release when he realises that he is, in fact, alone.

17 comments:

Yodood said...

Perfectly precise.

Responsibility for our actions often overshadows our responsibility for the attitude that precipitated the situation upon which we act. Realizing our ultimate aloneness, despite the company of others in the gene pool, family, national allegiance, religious huddling or professional security blankets, is the first step in gaining the full responsibility it requires.

the walking man said...

Keys to the locks are often most easily found in isolation.

CherryPie said...

A very difficult key to find!

Punch said...

The imprisoned mind may find his jailer when he realises that he is, in fact, alone.

William Kretschmer said...

The key is everywhere to be found, just hard to see:-)

subtorp77 said...

To oft be alone is to have the mind imprisoned. You are your own key to which only you can use to open the door, that leads to the path, that can free the mind.

And cool Calvin icon...

jadedj said...

subtorp77 said it for me. One makes one's own inner prison.

Pisces Iscariot said...

All 7 comments here appear to be notches in the same key - I hear the tumblers falling.

subtorp77 said...

Heh, sometimes I wish not to use the key. But alas, the mind tumblers can get a bit rusty if not properly oiled. Then the key is for naught. And if left too long the door is forgotten...

Yodood said...

Pisces, I've taken the liberty of quoting this post in it's entirety in my post, The Gift of Giving. Hope you don't mind.

James Higham said...

Deep.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Subtorp: no use for a key if you don't have a door :)

Yodood: I don't mind at all. Glad to see my words enhanced with a broader (and wiser) view.

James: and wide I hope ;]

Tom said...

hey, where did i put my damn keys?

Harlequin said...

Dali is the only partner for this well crafted aphorism...quite the appropos pair( ing)

Candie Bracci said...

well..it's depends of the person,some finds the key in loneliness,others in sharing with others.I guess,a balance between the two is necessary.I don't think at the end we are made to be alone,but staying alone is good sometimes,but not too much..

Pisces Iscariot said...

Tom: you probably locked them in the car

Harlequin: I first saw that painting in a book in the library in high school - it made a very strong impression.

Candie: I agree, sometimes people are necessary - but self discovery and realisation are, by definition, solitary pursuits.

subtorp77 said...

A trio of obscure song references here: Three Dog Night's "One";Bobby Vinton's "Lonely" or S.O.A.D.'s "Lonely Day"