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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

God's architecture

Perhaps evolution and an evolved 'forever questing for answers' is the reason we ask unanswerable questions, from birth, life is a progression of unknowns revealed, we live constantly with potential and possibility always on the tip of our mind.

"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push."
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Eyes, Ears, Tongue, and Mind

Lately I've been thinking about how speaking is different from writing, the spoken word from the written word, as well as listening with one's ears as opposed to 'listening' with one's eyes. And of course some of the world's great teachers, Jesus and Socrates and Buddha, spoke, we have not a word from their hands. Plato listened, then wrote, as well did Matthew and Mark and Luke and John. I think Jesus was all about the moment (eternal moment?), speaking and listening, a community activity, a community of two or more, no time for solitary contemplation of static words when breathing words are one with and flow with time and become alive and create relationship. For speaker and listener(s) share a special intimacy of time and place and togetherness, whereas writer and reader share a solitude with a difference kind of intimacy, that of silent words and silent imaginations.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nourishment

We live between the nothing more and the nothing less -- bologna between the slices of bread -- and like the sacred words of the Bible, to be consumed -- chewed, champed and munched -- and the less becomes more, and the more becomes less.