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Longing: A fire in your heart

Started by droqen, October 16, 2023, 08:10:15 AM

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My first thought was tech companies X the lyrics, "I don't want to set the world on fire // I just want to set a fire in your heart."

I thought about what Chris said w/r/t Hayao Miyazaki's "longing, or desire." ... It's easy to miss, or forget, when working and thinking at an internet-enabled global scale, about this second kind of fire.


But the feeling I long for isn't the melancholy regret of what's missed, it's the appreciation for what sometimes is. That positive bent is invaluable. What out of this maelstrom of disappointment is the glimmer of beauty, the just-visible longing for something that is for now out of reach?

That's something to pursue.