(I realise that I should probably post more often. I’m working on several different posts at the moment, a couple on writing, a couple on quirks and Psychology. Chill.)
Though I have been following for a while, I have only really recent actually started reading laohtiger’s posts in detail. They are a mixture of the observant and the philosophic, with a hint of the quirky as an addition. The language used in the posts, as well as being inspiring, is of the quality expected of professionals, hinting at a well-read soul behind the screen-shade. It is, in a way, the kind of language that I can relate to, that which one day I will thrive upon.
The Gnomica are meant to set people thinking- and these posts certainly have done that with me.
This particular post, about perfection, itself has its ἀρετή, to entertain, to teach, to observe the world with the eyes of a lover of wisdom. This is why it pleases me so much to reblog it. Well done, laohtiger. 🙂
If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the
Introduction to Gnomica.
Thursday 6 September 2012
Read gnomica 1-100 here!
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker (9 Feb 1944 – )
I think I see what this winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for The Color Purple  in 1983) is getting at here. At any rate, the comment starts me on a mental walkabout in antiquity – and I hope she comes along!
What is perfection – aside from being, as the saw goes, the…
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