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Monday, November 28, 2005

30. Paths - One

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Nothing More Can Be Attempted - Georg Simmel
-----nothing more can be attempted than to establish the beginning and the direction of an infinitely long road. The pretension of any systematic and definitive completeness would be, at least, a self-illusion. Perfection can here be obtained by the individual student only in the subjective sense that he communicates everything he has been able to see.

don Juan, a Yaqui Indian
For me there is only traveling on the paths that have a heart, on any path that may have a heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge for me is to traverse its full length. And there I travel - looking, looking, breathlessly

Robert Lewis Stevenson
To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

D. H. Lawrence
One realm we have never conquered: the pure present. One great mystery of time is terra incognita to us: the instant. The most superb mystery we have hardly recognized: the immediate, instant self. The quick of all the universe, of all creation, is the incarnate, carnal self.

Matisse
The processes of art, to keep alive, must always challenge the unknown and go where the most uncertainty lies. So that beauty when it is found, as it rarely is, should have a touch of the marvelous about it, the unknown.

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