Friday, September 26, 2014

Two Irish traditions (U2 and The Taking Salmon of Slane) grapple with innocence and experience

"One of the finest stories grappling with the balance between innocence and experience comes from the Irish tradition..."

No, the writer (David Whyte) does not mean the Irish tradition that is U2, even though their two new CDs  ("Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" ) do grapple right there.

 Here's (p. 148ff in The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America)  his reference.

Whyte also coins the delightful phrase"innocence in the world of experience."  (154)

 All this in the chapter, "Fionn and the Salmon of Knowledge," subtitled, "Innocence and Experience in Corporate America."  (see link above, p. 161, for the "fish story").

How do we live this out in other corporate entities and organisms..


   ..... especially the Corpus Christi?

Explore all this,
         soundtracked by U2
             and guided by Whyte..

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