what's the meaning of life ?

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:28 am

"Life cannot fall within the limitations of language. It is pure Meaningfulness Itself."
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Postby mdidier » Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:13 pm

how can a finite being conceive of infinity?

ergo, the existentialist view would still seem to have currency.... as tom d. Stiller (5-03) states over a year ago... you know,

'tabula rasa' as a start, then you fill it in yourself, for better or worse...

wait a minute, may be the meaning of life is precisely the journey to find meaning at the end of ....... well, nothingness :?
Life is the final riddle, we all give up on it eventually...
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Postby muddy » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:32 am

Meaning of life is not a secret. But tell it is...
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Postby Voo » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:54 pm

MEANINGS

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MEANINGLESS?
WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES IT MEAN?
WHEN THINGS LOSE THEIR MEANING WHERE DO THEY GO
AND CAN THE LOSS OF THE MEANING BE SEEN?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LONELINESS?
WHAT CAN ONE ACCOMPLISH ALONE?
WHAT IS A HOUSE THAT IS EMPTY AND DARK
THAT YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART IS NOT HOME?

WHAT IS THE WISDOM OF FOOLISHNESS?
WHAT IS THE FATE OF THE FOOL?
WHAT IS THE HAND OF THE ARTIST
WHEN THE HAND CANNOT PICK UP THE TOOL?

WHAT IS THE SIGHT OF A BLIND MAN?
WHAT IN HIS MIND DOES HE SEE?
WHAT DOES HE IMAGINE WHEN HE TOUCHES A FLOWER
AND DOES HE RUN FROM THE BUZZ OF THE BEE?
WHAT LIVES IN THE HEART OF A MONSTER?
WHAT LURKS IN THE DEPTHS OF HIS SOUL?
WHAT EVIL DWELLS THERE AND DOES HE EVEN CARE TO BE FRIENDLESS AND FAITHLESS AND COLD?

WHAT IS THE TIME OF MY DYING?
WHAT IS THE DAY OF MY DEATH? WHEN DO I CLOSE MY BROWN EYES ONE LAST TIME
AND DRAW MY LAST LUNG FULL OF BREATH?

I DON'T KNOW THE MEANING OF THESE QUESTIONS
I DON'T KNOW THE DAY I SHALL DIE
BUT THE MEANING OF MEANINGLESS IS THE ABSENCE OF LOVE
AND THE FATE OF THE FOOL IS TO CRY.

by Voo

Oct 17, 2004 10:30 p.m.
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Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:02 pm

Beautiful, Voo.
BUT THE MEANING OF MEANINGLESS IS THE ABSENCE OF LOVE
AND THE FATE OF THE FOOL IS TO CRY.
Powerful images, ending with two, simple and true lines. Yes.

You write passionately and well.

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