A Human Movement
Thursday, June 02, 2005
  conversation re: Emerson's 'History'

I don't know if I made any point of concern clearly last night with my
saying the things about judging people based on their culture accrued,
but I have been really jiving the Emerson on my own now recently, and the
last sentence of 'History' reads like the point I've been arguing since I
knew to speak:

"The idiot, the Indian, the child, and unschooled farmer's boy, stand
nearer to the light by which nature is to be read, than the dissector or
the antiquary."

well, then, maybe we should read, or understand (rather than judge) each
person by how close (or not) they stand by this radiant light

I for one don't doubt there are plenty of farmers, indians, and idiots
who stand far further from it than the earnest dissector, librarian, or
businessman, even.

...indeed that is the task at hand... I think we can judge people on their
closeness to the light, through listening to their ways of describing the
things they feel as events occur around them, (both to them and for them.)
Someone who says 'you can't have a colored wallet, that's weird, wallets are black' is further from the light then someone who says 'you have a colored wallet,
ok' or even better 'your colored wallet is no different then a black one.'

...the meritable among us who see the light and hold it, have the ability
to see all things in all things. a duck is a helicopter, no squabbling
over particulars.... those people who see and feel freely the
effect/affect of all things, and know the connection between a thing's
occurance as it happens TO them and BECAUSE of them simultaneously are the ones who are more often then not --- in touch with healthy minds and ably summit
to the creation happy vibes.

Emerson's History essay begins:

There is no great and no small
To the Soul that maketh all:
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