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C P Cavafy - Things Ended

Identifier

012573

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

David Hockney

 

A description of the experience

Engulfed by fear and suspicion,
mind agitated, eyes alarmed,
we try desperately to invent ways out,
plan how to avoid
the obvious danger that threatens us so terribly.
Yet we're mistaken, that's not the danger ahead:
the news was wrong
(or we didn't hear it, or didn't get it right).
Another disaster, one we never imagined,
suddenly, violently, descends upon us,
and finding us unprepared -there's no time now
sweeps us away.

The source of the experience

Cavafy, C P

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

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Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Insecurity

Commonsteps

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