Am I the light? The bulb? A bus? A lump of coal?


What am I?
Am I the bulb that carries the light,
or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle?

~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth


  • Had to think about this one for a bit. May be early.
  • Credits: Photography – Amy Andress. Quote – Schonwieder


  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    What am I?? What are you??

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  2. Thank goodness for the on-off switch!

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  3. I may be some of each depending on what is expected at the time.

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  4. Different things at different times, I’m sure, DK, but never, EVER, the lump of coal….

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  5. Perhaps, both?

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  6. A bus????? David, lol

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  7. it doesn’t matter what form we take, we are only what’s within.

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  8. Joseph Campbell was a rather engaging guy. I don’t know what he thought about this; however, David, I’m drowning here just thinking about this question…. Help!

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  9. Interesting. Either or both but sometimes neither. To be or not to be – that is the question.

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