Nondual Inspiration from J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger died on January 27, 2010.

Andrew Pyper writes in the Globe and Mail:

“It’s funny,” Holden observes at the end of The Catcher in the Rye. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

I have returned to these lines almost as often as those of Joyce’s The Dead, and though the former isn’t nearly as poetic as the latter, it offers the value of practical advice. Because it’s true, isn’t it? You tell yourself the story of yourself and no matter how alive you might feel, it’s like you’re looking back from outside of time, already a ghost.

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