Monday, January 18, 2010

Following the Crowd

Emily Dickinson's poetry has a way of cutting through the external. This poem (#435) is one of those. It is highly appropriate for the world in general and shidduchim in particular. Enjoy.

Much Madness is divinest Sense --
To a discerning Eye --
Much Sense -- the starkest Madness --
'Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail --
Assent -- and you are sane --
Demur -- you're straightway dangerous --
And handled with a Chain --


itsagift said...

Oh so true...applies to many things, not just shidduchim.

Don't know why but this poem makes me think of The Road Not Taken. I guess cuz the message I take from it is: It's important NOT to follow the crowd...

Yes, you heard me correctly :-)!

inkstainedhands said...

I love it! It's so true.

Bookworm said...

That's depressing. I think we have to change our perspective of shidduchim so we can go about it cheerfully.

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