Re: A reservation or two or . . . .as well myself. Posted by lou / alias a wizard's apprentice on April 14, 2001 at 11:15:16:
In Reply to: A reservation or two or . . . . posted by Douglas on April 13, 2001 at 19:18:12:
>The intrinsically appropriate stance of the interpreter is not doubt
nor skepticism nor cynicism but goodwill, empathy, and the
readiness to find truth, common understanding, and agreement — a stance
of openness, receptivity, empathy. We are all in the same raft coursing towards that other shore and my
priorities are in the paddling rather than treading water.Something that I have been painfully aware of in my readings on
Cognitive Science is how “after the fact” reason actually is.<
The one thing that has stood out to me in “High Relief” is: “John cried
out, where is Douglas when you need him? And almost as if (to me
anyway) by magic ‘Tada’ you appeared. Some boards in the box I had
placed you in fell to the ground that day. Not from any thing you said
particularly, but by your spontaneous reply regardless of what or how
you may have ‘reasoned’ or felt about us here.
Having a fairly narrow and finite glimpse of who it might be you truly
are in there behind those eyes (having actually never seen them in the
flesh of course), that our fellow Douglas might very much be a part of
this little family here in deed after all. And I must add an extremely
important part, that I had not recognized tell after your absence for
some time now. Where I had as it seems to me now, thought you to be an
unhealthy (heh, heh. I laugh here because I doubt that anyone here
could be clinically or any other wise classified as unhealthy in any
way, in comparison to me.) And disruptive force here in Classroom Talk.
In disruption I would be hard pressed to be toped as well, he, he.
I have begun to sense a value in your presence, and not so much only
because of the intellectual Gifts you have been given, but for the open
and fearless ‘Questions’ your heart proposes. This seems to flow from
your being so very naturally, and as nature goes very beautiful. A
quality in you Douglas I have arrogantly and ignorantly over looked
Oh yes Douglas, what did you think of the Almaas book “Pearl Beyond
Price”, Perk recommended last year?
Please Douglas if you answer this question, or respond to my post in
general I ask you to compassionately consider my literal ineptness so
to speak. I do try very hard to understand you. Remember kind-a like
you would converse with a young person, (or perhaps Mickey Mouse, heh,
heh, with a wide, friendly, and sincere smile.) Really I’m ok with that
image, but that’s likely because I believe it might allow me to be
somewhat lax in taking full responsibility for myself. He, he!
To close, until my oh so natural weakness returns as it surely must and
will. I’ve somehow realized I’ve missed you and (OH NO!) control
yourself Eddie, oops to late, need you! Oh shit that just popped out!
Be of good cheer Douglas, weather it makes any difference to you or not
we do need you around here, even if (or especially if) you think we do.
lou / wiz
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