Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Wrote this elsewhere, but thought I would save it here:

I rate reflection as a good thing. Pronouncements don't solve much. Reflections meander and sniff like some cautious alley cat. Reflections test and dismiss the limitations of definition and meaning -- the stuff that invariably turns stale and confining. Reflection is like a smorgasbord that cannot be limited to the Swedish meatballs ... reflection ambles and segues and leads us all by the hand.

And every now and then, reflection poses a possibility that wants some deeper and more determined investigation -- no more lounge-lizard sallies, but a get-to-the-bottom-of-it suggestion. Each chooses his or her possibility to get down with. One such might be Swami Vivekananda's observation, "The mind (he meant intellect) is a good servant and a poor master."

Or not.

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