"L’homme est condamné à être libre"

The paradox of puppetry

With all our chosen strings

Performing the part of analgesic

That allays the pain of picking,

Assails the liberty that looms

An idea too large, and dooms

Us into an epigram of Sartre. 

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 30th Jul 2021 15:34

The paradox of freedom stays with us. The question remains:
To what extent does your version of freedom impinge on my own
understanding of the word?

Holden Moncrieff

Fri 30th Jul 2021 00:42

Thank you, Stephen 😊. You draw an apt parallel!

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 29th Jul 2021 17:40

Fascinating poem. A rather abstract notion of absolute liberty still plays a big part in French and European thinking, as seen in recent demos against vaccine passports.

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