Saturday, January 5, 2008

Peripeteia

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Peripeteia (Greek, Περιπέτεια)

In Aristotle’s Poetics, peripeteia is a sudden and unexpected reversal of circumstances, or turning point. According to Aristotle, “the change of fortune is an event that occurs contrary to expectations and is therefore surprising, but that nonetheless appears as a necessary outcome of the preceding actions.”

2007 was my peripeteia. The seemingly irreversible futility of my life has been reversed. The bone-crushing pain of heartache unexpectedly turned into self-accepting peace, heart-warming content and happiness. Love - previously an intangible, haunting and elusive idea, always beyond my reach – now enfolds me completely, something I can, and will, keep for the rest of my life.


4 comments:

Johnnypeepers said...

Hey Sweetie. I happened upon your profile and have a few things in common. I dig the Beatles, Cuckoo's Nest, and Catch-22 like nobody;s business. There is a common theme with all those things, a wicked sense of humor. You put Joseph Heller, John lennon, and Jack in a room together and you got more than you can Handle. I am glad you dig that stuff - that means you rock!

Angeli said...

thanks, johnnypeepers.

Daddo said...

One left turn will not make it right but three left turns will. And two left turns will turn you life around.

So did you do two or three left turns?

Angeli said...

two!! :)

 
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