"O Me, O Life"

In the movie “Dead Poets Society”, the inspirational teacher, John Keating (played brilliantly by Robin Williams) said:

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.

And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

To quote from Whitman, 'O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?' Answer. That you are here--that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

The powerful play of of the human drama goes on; it has been going on for millennia, and will continue to go on for as long humans walk the earth. It goes on because life exists, and identity. Tap the archetypes of identity and the verse you contribute will be nothing short of magnificent.








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