Marcel on the broken world, problems, and mysteries

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Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), who was born and died in Paris, was one of the leading existentialists of the twentieth century. Two of his ideas that I find fascinating are his notion of the broken world, and the distinction between a problem and a mystery. Continue reading Marcel on the broken world, problems, and mysteries

Gibran on Loneliness

When I was about 18 years old I read the following words by the Lebanese artist, poet, and author Kahlil Gibran in a short collection of his writing entitled The Voice of the Master.

Life is an island in an ocean of loneliness, an island whose rocks are hopes, whose trees are dreams, whose flowers are solitude, and whose brooks are thirst. Continue reading Gibran on Loneliness