Wednesday, March 16, 2011

T.S. Eliot and Cat Stevens: Winding up where they started


From T.S. Eliot's Little Gidding (No. 4 of The Four Quartets):

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

From Cat Stevens' "Sitting":

Oh life is like a maze of doors
and they all open from the side you're on.
Just keep on pushing hard boy, try as you may
You're going to wind up where you started from
You're going to wind up where you started from.

And a performance by Yusef Islam:

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