Patrick White : Without possessions one ceases to exist. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintPinterestPocketTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 thoughts on “Patrick White : Without possessions one ceases to exist.” Add yours I’m afraid I can’t agree with the notion that one ceases to exist without possessions. I prescribe to quite the opposite. It is in shedding our need for possessions, that we find out true, purest self. Either way, thanks so much for sharing. I like to understand others opinions, especially ones different to mine. Eli LikeLike Reply Hi Eli, thanks for your comment – yes, I tend to agree with you in regard to the self, but, in relation to others in our life i feel different. I keep my father’s smoking pipe on my desk, he passed away a few moths ago in a terrible car accident, and I love having his pipe to remember him by. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hi Julie, I’m sorry to hear about your father, and can agree that when it comes to others, objects do take on a different quality. As if something of them remains in them. Perhaps ultimately, if heading off on a philosophical tangent, all other people in our lives are somewhat object-like in their nature. Pawns in our greater play. Either way, thanks for your response. Peace, Eli LikeLiked by 1 person Thanks for the chat, Eli! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to Julie Proudfoot Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.