Locomotive Breath

 Waiting for the Jungle
a suffering of words

Category: Quotes

Felicity and Depravity

From a terrific English translation of the Zhuangzi, we have this gem: “This Mighty Mudball of a world spews out breath, and that breath is called wind. Everything is fine so long as it’s still.  But when it blows, the ten thousand things cry and moan.  Haven’t you heard them wailing on and on?  In […]

Specialization is for…

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]