Thursday, June 30, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 126


An exercise, written quickly:

To love is to trust
To trust is to err
To err is to sin
To sin is to be natural
To be natural is to be simple
To be simple is to live without complication
To live without complication is to be free
To be free is to fly
To fly is to have no ground beneath one's feet
To have no ground beneath one's feet is to be distracted
To be distracted is to be confused
To be confused is the beginning of wisdom
The beginning of wisdom is to admit one is wrong
To admit one is wrong is unnatural
To be unnatural is to worship Satan
To worship Satan is to be damned
To be damned is the common lot
The common lot is to live, love, lose, and die
To do all these things is perfectly ordinary
To live an ordinary life is extraordinary, if only to yourself
To be true to yourself, you must ask questions
If you're asking questions, the Socratic method is best
Do you see what we mean?

This sort of thing is so easy!  Making words say something true is so very hard.


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