Learning to fly...

Thus spoke Zarathustra:

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"He who wants to learn to fly one day
must first learn to stand and to walk and to run 
and to climb and to dance--you cannot learn to fly by flying!"

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"Summit and abyss--they are now united in one!...
Whence arise the highest mountains? I once asked. 
Then I learned that they arise from the sea. 
This testimony is written into their stones and into the sides of their summits. 
The highest must arise to its heights from the deepest."

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"'Bestowing virtue'--that is the name Zarathustra once gave the unnameable."


11 comments:

Hopper said...

I like the link here to the unnamable. You think maybe Beckett stole this from old Fred?

human being said...

and old Fred from?

we have this concept of first walking and then flying... in mysticism... and sufism.... the mystic should start from everyday life... the very mundane and usual deeds...

lotus is the best example of arising from deepest to the highest...

and you know... artists dream in two ways -- personally and collectively...

and these dreams overlap...
this is not stealing...

thieves and stealing have got some SIGNS... know what they are?

Derliwall... great choice for 'learning to fly'

i love... no... no... i live in walking... i mean real walking... which is so close to its metaphor... perhaps in my life i have walked more than i have slept... and you cannot imagine what i've found...

and just a few months ago i came across what Nietzsche said about walking (real walking)... same thing i believe in... go and find the quote
;)


and...
we walk alone on our path... but our path is not alone... it is haunted by spirits...

thus believeth the crow...
:)

about summit and abyss... you might like to read this by the crow:
The Way I Follow
http://dearteachercrow.blogspot.com/2008/03/void-heavens-haunted-by-satan-on-way.html


love to you and your beautiful mind...

human being said...

hey Jon can you tell me how i can link in the comment window(instead of copying the whole url address)?

i see some people do it... i have asked two of them but they didn't reveal their secret!!!

Fern said...

hb- here's the link magic:

type this:
the word(s) here will be the blue link word you click on

when you publish your comment the only thing that should show is the words between the ><'s.

I hope this works

Fern said...

haha..
nope..it made a link instead


let me try again...
oy!

instead - here's a link

Harlequin said...

following Fred ( and Zarathustra) : who is speaking whenever something is said?
nice... the name once given to the unnamable

human being said...

Fern...
thanks a lot for your concern... the link you provided is fabulous... though that day i couldn't open it... it was filtered for me from here...
today i could... and saw it helps us to change the features too... such as the color...

thanks a lot dear friend...
hugs


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Harlequin...
once you had a refrence to this(who is speaking whenever something is said?)in my blog...

didn't know it's a quote...
now it did click!
:D

Hopper said...

Harlequin...

I wonder here though if Beckett would believe that he was bestowing virtue, or even if the unnamable narrator of this text would claim to be doing so... and from what I'm starting to get from Zarathustra is that I shoudln't believe too much of what he says anyways... sounds like there's a common thread... tricksters they seem to be... poets and tellers of tales... spinning webs...

Hopper said...

HB...

"theives and stealing have got some signs"

they craft words and stories???

telling the same stories again???

the tricksters?

maybe hermes?
maybe foust?
maybe prospero?
maybe zarathustra?

all the magicians?
the ones who use metaphor?

maybe me?
maybe crows?

human being said...

Jon, i meant real thieves... literal stealing...

one of the signs is that they set bridges on fire after passing...

human being said...

in the metaphoric sense of the word... yes we are all thieves...
:)