Monday, November 5, 2007

The Death of Socrates

written by Plato, is an account that produces shivers for some. Find it and read it. One thing that struck me was the ending of Plato's account and his use of adjectives. The effect was identical to the attempts I might have made to describe Jan Cox. But adjectives, modifiers, are beside the vision. They are fill-ins for one's ignorance of an actual present reality. His use of modifiers underscores that Plato missed the point. Just interesting. One is tempted to draw parallels, perhaps introduce the topic of Gurdjieff's handling of "the passing on of his legacy." The temptation is not irresistible. For now.

What is the point of being Plato, what is the point of being Paul....

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