We are magpies. We live gathering brightly colored pebbles into the nests that are our minds. We accumulate ideas, array them, push them into pretty patterns ... and then we die and our nests are scattered to the winds.

But some configurations of pebbles are so beautiful that we struggle to encode them as sounds, or marks on paper, or patches of paint. Other people decrypt our symbols and arrange their mental pebbles into something like our patterns, but their own. And so we learn, and create, and share.

Friday, July 09, 1999 at 12:47:35 (EDT) = 1999-07-09

TopicLife - TopicPoetry

(correlates: AllSunsets, EducationVersusEduction, WhatCounts, ...)