Tao and words
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to.
The Way of Chuang Tzu
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Travel and wisdom
It is experience that is the ultimate teacher. That is why wise people travel constantly and test themselves against the flux of circumstance.
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"It all began when my great aunt was kidnapped and held for ransom by an unlicensed Armenian phrenologist."
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Time as succession, past and to come, . . . eternity itself, exists in present thought, is contained in the fleeting passage of the moment, so far as that passage compels the direct intuition of a thinking being. — G.L.S. Shackle
. . . a realistic grasp of time opens onto the longing for eternity. — Robert Cummings Neville
Eternity is in love with the productions of time. — William Blake
…with apologies to Robert Pirsig.
When I coined the phrase that is the title of this blog post in a 1995 essay, it was unique on the Web, at least to the extent one could judge back then from AltaVista. Even today, a Google search on the exact phrase is likely to show only this post plus one other hit (at sherryart.com) where the essay was mirrored.