Emerson

Why this… writing?  An important question.  The absurdity of claiming I have nothing to say is self-evident.  But I am left bereft of cogent rationale for being here.  But let us not wallow.

Let me begin with Emerson.  Emerson and Thoreau symbolize the height of western civilization.  It's been downhill since, cunningly disguised by technological advances.

Listen to Emerson, On Self Reliance (http://www.emersoncentral.com/selfreliance.htm):

"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."

That should do, for now.

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One Comment on “Emerson”


  1. Only men of superior intelligence quote Emerson.

    You get on down with your bad self… and you can quote me on that.

    Love, Des


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