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I’ve wanted to take a closer look at James Joyce for a long time and “The Dead” was my first step in doing it. I now see why the Notnilc is in love with him. “The Dead” reminds real people they don’t have a spiritual side. Thanks for that James! 

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Michael Dyer
Michael Dyer
7 months ago

Very timely.
Watching this on a day when I will be speaking/attending my son’s memorial.

Eva Winchester
Eva Winchester
7 months ago
Reply to  Michael Dyer

Much much love to you, Michael. <3

Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
7 months ago
Reply to  Michael Dyer

Michael, my thoughts are with you and yours and as a father of three who’s completely prepared for exiting this temporary meat suit that our souls are currently contained in I must admit that the proposition of watching one of our children depart first somehow still feels unnatural. That said; I hope and pray that our Heavenly Father, The Creator, The Source, Etc, would bring you peace and comfort in this time of loss that you are experiencing and that you would find comfort in knowing that this existence is but a literal blink of an eye. You will know the comfort, joy, and peace of you son’s company sooner than you could ever know, and this statement is obviously in my humble opinion only. Blessings my heavenly brother and regardless of the circumstances; armor always on.

Regards

Vello Ruus
Vello Ruus
7 months ago

Hey Matt! I have to say your take on this short story is spot on. James Joyce is for me by far the greatest writer of English prose. BUT, that’s to do with his skill of using the English language. I’ve always had a problem with his idea of the spirit. And when you said that in this episode, that he doesn’t describe the beyond, I was like, ‘Yes! Exactly!’ Thank you for all your work 🙂

Eva Winchester
Eva Winchester
7 months ago

My heart is with Violet. May your next adventure be all that you have ever dreamed of. Know that you are so very loved. I’ve had this on going thought for the last six months…you CAN take it with you when you go. Why not? Maybe all we leave behind is a copy. Take what we want and leave the rest. My entire awakening began the very moment I learned that the man I was in love with had died. t was an instantaneous thing. His “passing” (via suicide) has helped guide me through worlds I never even knew existed. For all it’s worth, I went to visit my brother after he killed himself. He was fine. Said it wasn’t quite where he wanted to be…but he was okay with that. We’re on one long, eternal trip. Make them all the best ever…no matter how cray cray the clown shows get. We can step into the life we always dreamed of…because we say so. Thanks Matt.

Comfortable Bear
Comfortable Bear
7 months ago

Romantic love is a devil’s trick

Shelly Perrini
Shelly Perrini
7 months ago

It’s ALL a trick

SHANE FELKNER
SHANE FELKNER
7 months ago

yes she is

Stephen Zengel
Stephen Zengel
7 months ago

A wise man once said “ We all are just corpses wandering around in search of a grave”

Shelly Perrini
Shelly Perrini
7 months ago

‘Life’ truly is just bio-chemical and electrical impulses reacting to stimuli. Death is the plug being pulled and the return to our original nature.

Uncanny Deduction
Uncanny Deduction
7 months ago

He mentions spirituality actually… But metaphorically… 18:45 He describes Jesus, and he talks about being the man on “the drawing dressed in black”. When looking at the picture on the wall you see this figure.

Last edited 7 months ago by Uncanny Deduction
SHANE FELKNER
SHANE FELKNER
7 months ago

I know you dont like that male to female/female to male talk but Angelica looks more Dude-lica, I dont buy ANY young man chasing after her mannish azzz,

I’m in west Texas where the Latino and catholic culture is thick, they party at cemeteries at the graves of dead loved ones-PARTY!, with bands and many people,

I too have come to grasps and grips of death where I am not in fear of it either, I dont wish for death but I do embrace it as part of the process,

I actually see the death of flesh as the last great sh*t, I always feel better afterwards and I never honor or celebrate the moment…….oh, some HAVE been memorable but the point is that I never save it as long as possible or weep over it’s passing,

a rotting body is the nastiest thing you’ll ever whiff….”be gone!”, I say,

this is “old hat”, frankly, a caterpillar must “die” to become a butterfly, a seed must “die” to become what it yields, and that butterfly will lay numerous eggs where numerous more caterpillars emerge to become butterflies to emerge to lay numerous eggs and so on, a seed die to become an apple tree which produces numerous apples in which every apples has numerous seeds and that process carries on,

the ‘ol becoming,

usually these artsy fartsy films ALWAYS miss the mark and the hype justifies whatever meaning and message they believe they’re conveying,

Not My Reality
Not My Reality
7 months ago
Reply to  SHANE FELKNER

Agree that the transpoco deception – and it reaches far and wide – shouldn’t be dismissed lightly.
It is one of the multi-layered deceptions perpetrated for who knows how long.
Messing with the natural order of attraction. Girls dreaming of boy band members who were born female, men dreaming of playgirls born male – the list is endless. It is not just the entertainment world either. Subconcsiously altering what is perceived as being male and female.
Your further comments are astute.

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
6 months ago
Reply to  SHANE FELKNER

You got me thinking, I always had questions about why or (even how) Jack Nicholson was so in “love” with Angelica. I know the stories about Jack and her father John Huston so there’s that avenue, but of all the women in all the gin joints Jack stuck with Angelica, it never added up in any real world.

Rachelle Robertson
Rachelle Robertson
7 months ago

💕

Kristin Douthat
Kristin Douthat
7 months ago

New drinking game. Every time Matt says horseshit. Drink! 🤣

Not My Reality
Not My Reality
7 months ago

The Notnilc loves the saying “You can’t take it with you” – which of course refers to materialism. It is the only reference point that is presented. Material things are only valid in THIS existence. They are of no value to our Soul in whatever manifestation follows.
What we DO take with our soul is the knowledge, experience, self-growth and improvement, (for those lucky enough to be able to distinguish between materialism and spiritualism) And that is infinately more valuable to our progression.

Josh Scandlen
Josh Scandlen
6 months ago

the video on YT about finding one’s bliss so resonated with me. The times I’ve been blissfull ALL revolved around simplicity. When you take the time to think about it, it’s amazing. Had NOTHING to do with stuff or what I’ve accumulated.
Every, single time had to do with simplicity.
Thanks for that, Matt!

Jeremy Marquart
Jeremy Marquart
6 months ago

Greetings Matt and Community,
My name is Jeremy. I live in Billings Montana. I know this may be off topic but, I am trying to do whatever I can to get the word out. This town is a hub of human trafficking. I am very serious. I don’t want to divulge too much. I need help or at least spread the word. Something. My email is jeremy.marquart@outlook.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.

rachael para
rachael para
6 months ago

Welcome to the matrix…..

Me Here Now
Me Here Now
2 months ago

“It’s no different than being born”. I like that 🙂

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