Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go


Art is never finished, only abandoned.

-Leonardo da Vinci


Life has many ways of testing a person’s will — either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

-Paulo Coelho


There is a need for people knowing about their shadow, because there must be somebody who does not project. They ought to be in a visible position where they would be expected to project and unexpectedly they do not project! They can thus set a visible example which would not be seen if they were invisible.

-Carl Jung, The Essential Jung (1983)


Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

The Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”

Alice: “I don’t much care where—”

The Cat: “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

Alice: “—so long as I get somewhere.”

The Cat: “Oh, you’re sure to do that … if you only walk long enough.”

-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)


It’s really the belief. Not just thinking every day, but believing every day that what you’re doing is right and that you’re going to achieve what you’re looking to achieve. It’s not going to happen right away. But if you truly believe it, it’s going to happen.

-Connor Hellebuyck as told to Jared Clinton, “The Peg’s Perfectionist,” The Hockey News, 2018-2019 Yearbook


Everything I do, I have to master it. Whether it’s golf or fishing or whatever I’m doing — I have to master it. I have this drive that I just need to.

-Connor Hellebuyck as told to Jared Clinton, “The Peg’s Perfectionist,” The Hockey News, 2018-2019 Yearbook



Vision is not necessarily attachment to a picture.

-Shakti Gawain


The soul selects her own society.

-Emily Dickinson


It’s easy to see that people on precarious perches should not reach, and people in holes should not dig. But what’s not so readily apparent is what people in the middle should do. Something. Anything. Challenge stability.

-Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 9-06-2018


As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will undergo it and carry it through. The change must begin with one individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look around and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. As nobody knows what he could do, he might be bold enough to ask himself whether by any chance his unconscious might know something helpful, when there is no satisfactory answer anywhere in sight. Man today is painfully aware of the fact that neither his great religions or his various philosophies seem to provide him with those powerful ideas that would give him the certainty and security he needs in the face of the present condition of the world.

-C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1957)