less never than alive Way more low-brow than all these other comments, which are wonderful and literary. Damyata. Thank you for sharing these. I was not the first to feel it, nor will I be the last. It is, if I remember 2nd year English well enough, a reflection on the fragmentary nature of the poem – all the references and what Eliot has made out of putting them together. P.S. How I reminded myself that effort feels good, that the payoff is worth it. Required fields are marked *. cummings ‘pity this busy monster, manunkind,’ (I have it framed in my son’s bathroom), “There is such a thing as a tesseract,” from, of course, ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and the first sentence of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) And the point is, to live everything. Eliot’s “The Wasteland,” a poem I recently rediscovered and keep circling back to during the pandemic. But over the past year I have come to see that different circumstances require different levels of proactivity. For it matters not, how much we own, Perhaps it’s obvious that I struggled with indecision a lot in my college years/20’s! Seeing them realise their characters and surprise me. I think about it constantly. I’m not sure why it speaks to me so much or pops into my head at random times but I take it as a sign to not worry so much about the corporate rat race and material definitions of success. the failed redemption. Most speculative errors may be traced to an unwillingness to acquiesce in inscrutable mystery as one of their sources. I spent a lot of time with T.S. I had no one to help me, but the T. S. Eliot helped me.