Monday, March 28, 2005

Renewing a Marriage

"Marriage can never be renewed except by that which is always the source of all true marriages: that two human beings reveal the You to one another. It is of this that the You that is I for neither of them builds a marriage... Whoever wishes to renew a marriage on another basis is not essentially different from those who want to abolish it... Indeed, take the much discussed eroticism of our age and subtract everything that is really egocentric--in other words, every relationship in which one is not at all present to the other, but each uses the other only for self-enjoyment--what is left?"
- Martin Buber, I and Thou (Trans. by W. Kaufmann)

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The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.