Monday, June 25, 2018

It Hits Us in the Solar Plexus

Hugh Nibley
"We recognize what is lovely because we have seen it somewhere else, and as we walk through the world, we are constantly on the watch for it with a kind of nostalgia, so that when we see an object or a person that pleases us, it is like recognizing an old friend; it hits us in the solar plexus, and we need no measuring or lecturing to tell us that it is indeed quite perfect. It is something we have long been looking for, something we have seen in another world, memories of how things should be."

- “Goods of First and Second Intent,” Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 9:528

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