Nothing new

This is a reblog from last year.


As it says in Ecclesiastes, “there is nothing new under the sun.” This is my 42nd blog, and everything I’ve ever written in these blogs has been said before – somewhere. None of what I said was a completely original thought, originating with me. Some of what I said was in fact original to my brain in the sense that I had never heard someone else say it, but just because I haven’t heard or read the thought before does not mean it’s not out there in the world buried in the pages of a hundred books. So why write at all? What’s the point if I can’t create something brand new?

The point is that we as human beings have a very short memory. We have trouble holding on to the most critical and most spiritual information in a way that stays with us, and prepares us for each…

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