After reading this, I am moved to a different part of my mind.
A quieter part; a part that will take a moment to sit in awe of the massive world in which I live. That is the magic of Whitman. He grabs you by the collar of your shirt and flies you over rolling fields, guides you through deep and ancient woods, launches you into space and then hurls you into the sea! He lifts you up into the atmosphere to gaze down upon the world like an eagle in flight, then brings you down gently to the earth to observe the most delicate flower in a wild meadow.
He finally asks you to stand with him in amazement of the mighty cosmos above and below you. He stares in the face of mortality, while at the same time appreciating the simple beauty of a starry night.
You see, Walt teaches us the most important lesson of all: to appreciate is to examine.
What will you appreciate today?
Carpe Fatum, magnificent dust.
The Golden Scribe
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates
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