Category Archives: Philosophy

For the Time Being

If a person lost would conclude that after all he is not lost, he is not beside himself, but standing in his own old shoes on the very spot where he is, and for the time being he will live there; but the places that have known him, they are lost –how much anxiety and danger would vanish.  I am not alone if I stand by myself.  Who knows where in space this globe is rolling?  Yet we will not give ourselves up for lost, let it go where it will.

–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist.  From: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849

 

             

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“Time” dilemma: Seeking, NO; Escape, YES

When we use time as a means
of acquiring a quality, a virtue or a state of being,
we are merely postponing
or avoiding what is;
and I think it is important
to understand this point.

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

 

Time Out of Mind (song by Steely Dan)

Son you better be ready for love
On this glory day,
This is your chance to believe
What I’ve got to say:

Keep your eyes on the sky
Put a dollar in the kitty
Don’t the moon look pretty?

Tonight when I chase the dragon,
The water may change to cherry wine
And the silver will turn to gold
Time out of mind.

I am holding a mystical stone,
It’s direct from Lasa
Where people are rolling in the snow
Far from the world we know.

Children we have it right here,
It’s the light in my eyes,
It’s perfection and grace,
It’s the smile on my face.

Tonight when I chase the dragon,
The water may change to cherry wine
And the silver will turn to gold
Time out of mind.

Children we have it right here,
It’s the light in my eyes,
It’s perfection and grace,
It’s the smile on my face.

Tonight when I chase the dragon,
The water may change to cherry wine
And the silver will turn to gold
Time out of mind.

Steely Dan performing Live version – “Time Out of Mind:”   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeaHeXVx3CE