Saturday, November 30, 2013
The 'satellites' of Percival: attracted to his ‘monolithic gigantic repose’
Dandyism: striking the pose of being the one who doesn’t care about what others think. You must not look into the lens…
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Echoes of the poetry of TS Eliot in Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves”...and Robert Hughes comments on Andy Warhol.
In Warhol’s world the hunger for approval and forgiveness was satisfied by publicity.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Using sexuality as a semblance of transcendence will inevitably tend toward violence.
The image of the nightingale – in mythology it is the transformed victim of rape.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Paul Tillich: “Personality is impossible without faith.”
Denis De Rougemont: there are two religions vying for ascendancy in the west, Christianity and passionate romance.
Sexuality simulating transcendence
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Percival – the center of everyone’s attention. The others are like soldiers in the presence of their captain..
Order and disorder: Like the rays around a star in the middle of a smashed window pane
The need for order is also the need for transcendence, whether true transcendence oriented toward God – or false (deviated) transcendence oriented toward someone human, idolatry
Monday, November 18, 2013
St Paul: “I live now, but no longer I, but Christ lives in me.”
Everybody is somebody’s fool. Whose fool are you?
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Rhoda says, “I have no end in view”, “I have nobody to follow”, “I have no face”. She yearns for ‘lodgment’.
St. Augustine’s phrase, “...we are restless until we rest in God”
Friday, November 08, 2013
The image of the open door - the possibility of an escape from the current crisis.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The image of the ‘drop’ as a picture of the instability of the self. It begins to swell until its weight causes it to fall. The characters transition from one crisis to another.
Monday, November 04, 2013
From this point on all the characters in the novel are trying to deal with their instability.
The sacrament of marriage
Saturday, November 02, 2013
The characters in Virginia Woolf's novel "The Waves" are now older – “the sun risen bared its face and looked over the waves…they fell with a regular thud.”
The disintegration of the self.