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Said Joseph Campbell

A midlife crisis is when a person reaches the top of the ladder only to find they’ve placed it against the wrong wall.”

Joseph Campbell, writer and mythology professor


1 buffy { 04.18.08 at 12:49 pm }

joseph campbell….truly one of our favorite humans. what a wise man he was.

2 joann { 04.25.08 at 10:42 am }

im a student from newaygo high school,
in newaygo MI.
Im writing a thematic analysis paper for english. We just recently read
“Esperaza Rising”, and it had the qualities of your journey pattern.
I read over some of your writings
online and i understnad why my teacher uses your journey idea. Hes much like you in his outlooks in life. But I really am just writing because I would like your imput to what you think is a magical companion.
In esperanza rising, i want to say isabel is the magical companion because shes someone who greatly effected esperanzas life, but whats there special meaning? why are they cherished so much?

3 Craig { 04.25.08 at 11:58 am }

Don’t know about magical companions, but I will say this…

One of the important ideas in Esperanza Rising is that releasing your possessions opens new paths.

Two key pieces of advice that Esperanza gets:

“Do not ever be afraid to start over.”

“…wait a little while and the fruit will fall in your hand.”

Lastly (and obviously) there is significance in Esperanza’s name itself… Esperanza = hope in Spanish…

Hopefully hope is rising all around 🙂

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