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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Where Is The Line Between Feeling and Knowing?

Sometimes you just like to fool yourself,
Noone else would know how much joy can lie
in that very foolishness.

Sometimes insanity is all,
When you feel the touch of a moment,
When you catch the eyes -of a stranger-
With words in them
It lives but in your dreams,
You are but "sur la lune"
Although, all you do is smile

No one would know, but the mother earth
Alas, these are only moments,
And you keep wondering
Why they cannot last,

Then -much to your dismay-
You need to have the wisdom,
Not to let the foolishness take over,
And you need to know how to put yourself together,
And let the moment be just past

But what a pity it is
That, Only can you "sing with all the voices of the mountain"*
and "paint with all the colors of the moon"*,
Never, but In those very moments of insanity,
And this, you will realize very soon...


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* "Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind"

"Colors Of The Wind" -- Vanessa Williams

8 Comments:

At 10:37 AM, Blogger maziar29 said...

I have always thought about the exact line between our sense and knowlege, you know in computer science they have an abreviation called GIGO. it stands for Garbage in Garbage out. it means what you put in the memory of the computer the computer will process the data and will produce some information according to your data. I believe what we have in our brain is nothing more that the data. and our knowlege is the information we have. the most important thing I think is to reassess our sense and knowlege. hope we can have our insanity in our whole life

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Siavash said...

Whether in English or in Persian, you always write great, so soothing, lovely and touching ...and of course, "nostalgic", the main characterisitc of your words I belive.

I like this song and thought you may like it too:

http://www.danceage.com/player_mp3_4/652.php?track_id=2

Thanks for sharing your feelings with us. Wish you long life, health, happiness and the best of everything.

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger Jason J. Loya said...

Brilliant.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Many problems in human experience are the result of
false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Human knowledge is a fraction of the whole universe.
The balance is a vast void of human ignorance. Human
reason cannot fully function in such a void; thus, the
intellect can rise no higher than the criteria by which it
perceives and measures values.

Humanism makes man his own standard of measure.
However, as with all measuring systems, a standard
must be greater than the value measured. Based on
preponderant ignorance and an egocentric carnal
nature, humanism demotes reason to the simpleton
task of excuse-making in behalf of the rule of appe-
tites, desires, feelings, emotions, and glands.

Because man, hobbled in an ego-centric predicament,
cannot invent criteria greater than himself, the humanist
lacks a predictive capability. Without instinct or trans-
cendent criteria, humanism cannot evaluate options with
foresight and vision for progression and survival. Lack-
ing foresight, man is blind to potential consequence and
is unwittingly committed to mediocrity, collectivism,
averages, and regression - and worse. Humanism is an
unworthy worship.

The void of human ignorance can easily be filled with
a functional faith while not-so-patiently awaiting the
foot-dragging growth of human knowledge and behav-
ior. Faith, initiated by the Creator and revealed and
validated in His Word, the Bible, brings a transcend-
ent standard to man the choice-maker. Other philo-
sophies and religions are man-made, humanism, and
thereby lack what only the Bible has:

1.Transcendent Criteria and
2.Fulfilled Prophetic Validation.

The vision of faith in God and His Word is survival
equipment for today and the future.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe. Selah

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Only a moving universe of opportunity plus choice enables
the present reality.

Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow.

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the idea behind your poem, however it took me sometime to understand what you actually mean. I have one other comment for you: I think you meant "dans la lune", pas "sur la lune". Excuse my presumption; you are the poet anyways.

 
At 12:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some times you should stop and wait.
Those who know say that soon is never far enough.
Good or bad, you paint it with the colors of your soul.

 
At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some times you should stop and wait.
Those who know say that soon is never far enough.
Things come for a reason; good or bad, you paint it with the colors of your soul.

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