Monday, October 15, 2007

Bono on Bono #4

"Michka Assayas: Don't you believe in united Ireland?

"Bono: Only by consensus. The border was drawn by threat of war, but we have to accept that it won't be removed by force. Real division, as the great John Hume says, it is in the people's hearts and minds."

Need I say more?

Let me just repeat. The real division is in people's hearts and minds - yours and mine.

17 comments:

Raghu said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by my blog. Also for the 'ear-worm' it is a new term for me.

Happy Dasara. Bye.

Sandy Carlson said...

So true. As the Buddha taught, we are what we think. We become our thoughts. Think anger and you become anger. Think kindness and you become kindness. That authority we have over ourselves and the shape of our lives if we try this.

This is a wonderful post. Thanks.

Ryan said...

But... I do not care about lines in the sand in Ireland. Does that mean they do not exist?

Oh sandy, thankyou for helping me understand.

JollyRoger said...

Wow! R u a big Bono fan? Second quote from him in recent times!

Chriz said...

brsk tsk

Bungi said...

Raghu - Thanks for dropping by here... :)

Sandy - Thank you, Sandy.

Ryan - You have mastered the art of getting 'uh?!' out of me...

Jollyroger - I cannot say that i am die hard fan, but i do appreciate his music and his work... The reason i am quoting him this often is because i am reading this book 'Bono on Bono'. You can find the earlier three posts on it by clicking on the bono tag.

Chriz - Uh?!

anusha said...

umm.. as sad as it may sound.. its true.. the real barrier is us n our mind-set...

though th post was short th message was clearly conveyed ...

Chriz said...

This is what i meant...

I want us to sit together in a field of dry grass in a comfortable in awkward silence, focusing on pure emotion and intoxicating sensuality. I'd like for us to stand back in the dark, in dark garments, blending in with the night, Invisible. Watching strangers when they think that no one is watching.

Every so often I will become infatuated with someone. I am not sure if that is the word I am looking for. The object/s of my infatuation can be anyone from characters in books to people online who I have never met face to face before; people who I never (or rarely) see in physical form, just through the beauty of their words. Their gender is irrelevant to me. There are very few things that can compare to that euphoric enchantment of discovering someone or something that I can admire.

For years I have thought that it would be nice to have someone to pretend things with; to look at the world around us and see familiar things as something magical. It used to be easier to pretend. I was thinking maybe, as an adult, its easier to become swept away by make-believe when it involves two (or more) adult minds. The imaginative powers combine powerfully and it doesn't seem at all like an adult trying to recapture something lost.

I want to wash your hair with strawberry scented shampoo and watch it wind dry on a cool, breezy gray day under a white sky; petting each others soft hair and looking into each others eyes. Meloncholia,joy,euphoria all combined. The sadness we have felt, the loneliness, cruelty & depression that has been a part of our experiences is no longer forced to the back of our minds. The aesthetics of it romanticize it for us so it is more acceptable and rather than it being a burden it is an art form.And it is something that attracts me to you: Your ability to make those type of emotions have an enchanting, peaceful almost euphoric feeling attached to them. It makes me feel very joyful. Who would have thought that what's considered the 'darker' emotions could make a person feel such bliss?

sirpy said...

I'd say real division is in every damned calculator.

Bungi said...

Anusha - Thanks for droppin' by... And thank you for your comment. :)

Chriz - Uh?!!

Sirpy - Ummm... I couldn't agree more... or less... :P

The Mahathma said...

bungi ! thanks for dropping by

choconet said...

I'm from a divided country myself and have to say that 17 years after reunification people's hearts and minds are still divided here.

Greenearth said...

Beautifully expressed, it is our hearts and minds we have to change.

So pleased to have discovered your site.

Bungi said...

GreenEarth - Thank you. I stumbled into you site through Sandy. She recommended i read your blog...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

This invisible wall exists not only among nations but among and within families too...only if we know and understand how to drop our ego,how beautiful our world would be !! nice one Bungi
TC
CU

Bungi said...

CU - Very true. Our hearts always find something to divide about... Sad

Anju said...

That would stand true for any nation. He should become a politician in India! :D