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.
A Random Quote/Thought
"You can't run a fire department with the Seven Banana Brothers."
Tag Archives: Italo Calvino
With apologies to Italo Calvino, who famously proclaimed in his 1979 postmodern novel If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler that “…every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.” Just so. Very Tao, very Zen.
The unheralded food critic, Imago Cuisino, would surely add a third unrepeatable experience to the list: eating. When a meal is great, we can be transported and lose track of time; in Calvino’s words we can be someplace “different from measurable time and space.” Of course when it isn’t a great meal… well, never mind. And so, dear Eater, in what follows the usual disclaimer applies — the past-performance, future-results, and your-experience-may-vary disclaimer. Caveat gustator.