"Repetition and recollection are the same movement, except in opposite directions, for what is recollected has been, is repeated backward.” Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
Repetition is our life weight-bearing pillar. Even our attempts to escape the routine is the repetition of a daydream that transports us far from the immediate reality. We are prone to enjoying repetition even when we complain that our lives are monotonous.
While listening to a song we wait for the repetition of the chorus. Sometimes it’s soothing, sometimes we just want to keep the rhythm by taping our feet, repeatedly. Some of the most beautiful combinations of sounds are repetitions of the same: birds, bells, Beethoven.
“Routine is a ground to stand on, a wall to retreat to”, said Henry David Thoreau. Without being obsessive-compulsive we stick to our daily routine because it gives us a sense of security and even the satisfaction of a job well done.
Those unrepeatable moments we remember over and over and over again, aren’t those the food for our mind and soul that we repeatedly recollect.
Apart from its many uses, as in philosophy, arts and elsewhere, repetition is a literary device that uses the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer and more memorable. Protected content
Come out and let’s talk about repetition, recollection, routine and unrepeatable moments, as you will choose.
Yours with Love,
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