CENTER OF THE Wallowas, Upper Lake, on the way to Horton Pass, [ click photo for next . . . ]
main North / South axis . . . Eagle Cap Wilderness
On the road in the American Northwest.
FIVE METAPHYSICAL MINIATURES
Symbols refer to meaning as currency refers
to value:—only in a highly abstract and intellectual
way. The danger with such abstraction is that it tends
to wander off on its own, losing its basis in actual fact.
Eventually, symbols may refer only to other symbols,
meaning then becoming merely a systemic property
inferred from the symbols themselves;
Likewise, value may no longer be grounded in natural
richness, but simply in more currency itself.
Before we realize it, it will seem logical
to say that life began with a bang,
and markets must end with:—a crash.
Money? A movement which always seems
to be going in the wrong direction.
Chance proposes; Intelligence disposes.
No one can predict which flower the butterfly
will pass by next.
Simplicity? In Politics, the most radical idea
is simplicity; In Art, the most difficult idea is
simplicity; In Science, the most necessary idea
is simplicity; In Religion, the most mysterious,
arduous, complex idea, is simplicity.
How complicated the ways we wander
once Truth is lost;
How needless the wars,
how without meaning the waste.
from 100 MINIATURES