- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gene Poole"
> We can use the word 'exploration' to describeThis is so rich.
> our attempt to understand what it is, that emerges
> from the unknown... but it is very tempting to
> apply the labels which other have prepared in
> advance... the best advice is to 'leave the unknown
> as the unknown', and to remain in observation...
> this is like the explorer of the wilderness who carries
> a camera, rather than a gun... to observe and to
> record, rather than to 'bag the game'...
It seems, that what we are engaged in on these lists,
is observation. An unending stream of observations,
speaking amongst themselves, delivered up as essays,
poems, disputes, and offerings of gratitude. Do you
know the Wim Wenders film Himmel Ueber Berlin (Wings
of Desire), where the angels are listening to the
thoughts of people? The individual thoughts are so
pungent, each a unique story, but when heard in unison,
a greater story is heard. It is the story of the human
condition, but also something more..
I enjoyed your letter..