Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Yes begets no, good begets bad, left begets right – such is the symmetry of verbal things. Yet symmetry begets asymmetry.  So to assert a truth is to invite its denial; to praise a value is to invite a scoffer.  It hardly seems worthwhile to assert or deny at all.  Yet silence begets noise. So when I wish for silence I often speak and when I speak I wish for silence.  Thus, if I speak of big things, may I do so humbly and may my words reach toward a rarified clarity or an unresolvable ambiguity.  

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