grateful

Generosity and gratitude are ethically linked, in a circle. Something given generously surrenders the value of the quantity given to someone else; the more wholly the value is abandoned the more perfect the generosity. And if the generosity itself is what’s perfect, then ideally, what’s received is not a quantity, but the way of generosity. One who is grateful is grateful not for having received something, but for the theatrical occasion of waking to not-having. The giver and the given-to, celebrating the destruction (or at least the ceding) of the value of an object; the ceding avers intimacy; the gift, disappearing, makes a vacuum, and clarifies perfectly the space between two people.

 

Been thinking about gratitude and generosity around recent Soulographie evolutions. Deeply grateful; so grateful it’s like a windy hole. I’m blown-through.

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