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Places and maps

kgould's picture

 

  The Milky Way The Internet The Brain

Pennsylvania...

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Roy Nelson's picture

maps and places...

I have been think alot about these because of your postings...
here are some points from my stream of thoughts...
1) I have a place that is very special to me for many many reasons.
HOPEFULLY my ashes will rest there too... I went back there 20 years after
I left it, and it struck me today that most of these places that we link to
do not change as fast as we do, and hence act as anchors for our memories...
we change but our back drop does not...
2) then I was thinking about the book "The Road" of Cormac McCarthy, and the
role of their map, the symbolism of the road as life that we travel... a map
(religion, philosophy) can help us in the general direction BUT we...
WE have to walk that road and only WE can do it! it is OURS to walk...
it is OUR choice to walk it in OURS way or to someone elses rhythm...

my two pence is on the table...
#R;

rachelr's picture

It is not down in any map; true places never are...

 I remember that Anne showed our class last semester the image of the internet map. A definition of the word "map" is: a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything. I really like the idea of a map as a reflection of "reality," I guess. These images, especially the Milky Way, Internet, and brain are so beautiful, like a far-off glistening field of tree branches and roots, all intertwined. I really like quotations, so I just though I'd add a few about maps to there images...

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other." - Thor Heyerdahl

"Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project." -Anne Grant

"Ideologies do not map the complete living processes of a World." -William Irwin Thompson

"I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings." -Bruce Springsteen

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