Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Sunday, October 04, 2009

It's out there now.

Update: I have received the copies I ordered - time from order to receipt was 7 working days - not bad. The book looks good - satin cover, easy on the eyes paper. UniBooks sells it for $8.43. Maybe a good stocking stuffer for those of a whimsical, philosphical bent?

The second edition of "A Gnome, A Candle, And Me" is completed and in the bookstore. I think it stands well after nearly thirty years since first published in a limited edition. This version has updated verse, some new entries, and a bit more philosophical musing by the Gnome. Here's the "official" blurb:

A Gnome, A Candle, And Me is George Sewell’s collection of poetry, philosophy and mischief. His reflections in a candle on a winter’s night lured a Gnome from the shadows to comment on his ponderings. Poet and Gnome spar over interpretations of the human experience in time and place. Key moments in that dialogue are illustrated by artist Chester Delacruz. As the author notes: “Gnome’s are curious creatures. They readily inhabit the world of man, although they seldom acknowledge it. It seems that when the mind of man stretches and seeks an understanding of creation, these quiet fellows gently tug at reluctant thoughts to aid the awareness of our more direct and true selves.” Of course, the Gnome adds “I would caution the prospective reader to bear in mind that humans tend to complicate matters with too much thinking – especially this one.”

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