Comic 139 - The Delmore Effect 16

Posted on 22nd Nov 2014, 7:20 PM
The Delmore Effect 16
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Lex 22nd Nov 2014, 7:20 PM edit delete
Lex
All done, at last. I feel as if I've been working on this arc for ages. I expect to start a new one at some point in early December. I'm trying to decide between one that's especially relevant for New Year's Day, or one that does not benefit from any particular launch/completion date.

A parting thought, from a philosopher's journal I recently read:

"I became conscious this morning that what appears to us impossible is often an impossibility altogether subjective. Our mind, under the action of the passions, produces by a strange mirage gigantic obstacles, mountains or abysses, which stop us short. Breathe upon the passion and the phantasmagoria will vanish. This power of mirage, by which we are able to delude and fascinate ourselves, is a moral phenomenon worthy of attentive study. We make for ourselves, in truth, our own spiritual world monsters, chimeras, angels, we make objective what ferments in us. All is marvelous for the poet; all is divine for the saint; all is great for the hero; all is wretched, miserable, ugly, and bad for the base and sordid soul. The bad man creates around him a pandemonium, the artist, an Olympus, the elect soul, a paradise, which each of them sees for himself alone. We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things. We reward ourselves and punish ourselves without knowing it, so that all appears to change when we change."

~Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Journal Intime, February 5, 1853 [E-text available on Project Gutenberg.]

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Amalockh1 24th Nov 2014, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Amalockh1
I can relate...