the spiritual or immaterial part of a person, regarded as
a person's moral or emotional
nature or sense of identity.
emotional or intellectual energy or intensity. ▶
a person regarded as the embodiment of a quality: he was the soul of discretion. ▶
an individual. ▶
a person regarded with affection or pity.
seeing the soul through the eyes
: SPIRIT, psyche,
(inner) self, inner being, life force, vital force; individuality, make-up,
subconscious, anima; Philosophy
he is the soul of discretion
personification, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence; model,
exemplification, exemplar, image, manifestation.
not a soul in sight
: PERSON, human being,
individual, man, woman, mortal, creature.
their music lacked soul
: INSPIRATION, feeling,
emotion, passion, animation, intensity, fervour, ardour, enthusiasm, warmth,
energy, vitality, spirit.
© Oxford University Press 1995,
There are those of us who believe the soul resides in the mind. That
immortality of soul is limited by the range of memory of those we have
influenced. This is why writing is important. Without the written word, the
substance of the mind is lost to the future. It survives in mutated forms in
memory, since all memory is affected by its personal hermeneutic, which is
derived from the individual history. Man's need for immortality is based on the
primeval need to teach in order to preserve and protect the tribe. This is the
basis for the respect and honor given the elders in tribal cultures. Rather than
packing them off to rest homes, the tribe sought out there learning, even to
their dying breath.
Why am I having these thoughts, today, a day when the
Sun began to shine at 4:30 in the morning and promises to do so all day?
Because I am, because I came in contact with words which someone else's mind
which melded with my own created and became this page. Your task, my readers, is to
tell me if it's fiction or non.
Herford, 30 June 2010