Desiderata ~ Stanza 5

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Desiderata ~ Stanza 5

Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:06 pm

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You can't judge a book by its cover.

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Unread postby Charlene » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:09 pm

This is the stanza that takes me back to the meeting of the pirate lords and, specifically, Captain Teague.

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Unread postby Theresa » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:12 pm

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Captain Jack in Davey Jones' Locker, perhaps?

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Unread postby Glendaleigh » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:13 pm

I read this verse and had a flashback to Jack in the midst of his 'clones," especially the final senctence.

Nurturing his 'strength of spirit' and reconnecting his many split selves would be a necessity for Jack to escape Davey Jones' Locker, too.

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Unread postby Charlene » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:16 pm

theresa wrote:Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Captain Jack in Davey Jones' Locker, perhaps?


..and, the salt flat scene comes to mind, the crabs, the many Jacks, and the beach scene when he comes upon his old crew and thinks they are a dream

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Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:28 pm

Charlene wrote:This is the stanza that takes me back to the meeting of the pirate lords and, specifically, Captain Teague.


:ohyes: Yes, "the counsel of years".
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:29 pm

Charlene wrote:
theresa wrote:Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Captain Jack in Davey Jones' Locker, perhaps?


..and, the salt flat scene comes to mind, the crabs, the many Jacks, and the beach scene when he comes upon his old crew and thinks they are a dream


That came to mind for me, too. :highfive:
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:31 pm

Glendaleigh wrote:I read this verse and had a flashback to Jack in the midst of his 'clones," especially the final senctence.

Nurturing his 'strength of spirit' and reconnecting his many split selves would be a necessity for Jack to escape Davey Jones' Locker, too.


Good point!
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Unread postby Heather_Hanson » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:18 pm

I couldn't agree with you all any more, it really reminds me of the meeting with the pirate lords too.
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Unread postby gemini » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:37 pm

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Jack has been there, done that! Is he looking to his father for guidance? Take kindly the council of the years. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. Jack has an abundance of spirit which he keeps hidden away but is able to find when he needs it most. Must be a virtue in each of those separate Jacks that is there to be drawn upon , however he was not very gentle with some of his other selves while dealing out his wholesome discipline.
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:44 pm

gemini wrote: Must be a virtue in each of those separate Jacks that is there to be drawn upon , however he was not very gentle with some of his other selves while dealing out his wholesome discipline.


Good point. But maybe he was acting out his agressions on himself so as not to take it out on others.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:28 am

I think he was confronting some demons of his own.
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