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From: Wade T.Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 04:33 , Jarmo Pystynen wrote:
> > "Have you ever realized that in the perfect state of observation you,
> > the observer, you the thinker, the center cease to exist?"
> And I wrote not three days ago, to another, a concerningly similar-
> "The true act of observation is done in silence- no thoughts impede- it
> is a totally receptive state. And, within this state, what flows in the
> mind, and what processes congeal and form to bring sense to this
> silence, is the creative process, and, it works as well upon the field
> of science (and as validly) as it does upon the field of art and poetry,
> each with their own tools and experiences and cultures and technologies
> and practitioners and traditions. But it is where one takes the fruits
> of this silence that determines what is to be next- science or poetry.
> Facts or feelings."
In the beginning there was the word !
No !! In the beginning there was the emotion !
Words are just recent phenomenons, they replace the emotion, like the
trot replaced the gallop, while the gallop is the natural way of the horse.
People learn it to trot. [ They] removed people from the emotional poetry
by letting him reason, that is to say, by letting him chatter, isn 't it !?
Louis- Ferdinand CÚline
A lovely way to describe what ' memes ' actually do, don 't you think !?
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