In my previous two posts (prior to this one), if you understood that, psychologically, the perceiver actually is the perceived (and not merely something separate from the perceived)… then you may understand the following insightful poem by Stephen Crane. If you did not understand (even intellectually) what was previously written, then you will not understand Crane’s poem.
From the poetry of Stephen Crane:
The sage lectured brilliantly. Before him, two images: “Now this one is a devil, And this one is me.” He turned away. Then a cunning pupil Changed the positions.
Turned the sage again: “Now this one is a devil, And this one is me.” The pupils sat, all grinning, And rejoiced in the game. But the sage was a sage.
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The cat is alive and the cat is not alive.
Yes, the Schrodinger cat analysis is, perhaps, a small way of looking at this but it is certainly not what we are referring to. 😉And when Crane died, Schrodinger was just a child.
The poem makes me wonder, but the photograph evokes wonder!
Yes, that’s great, wishforwater! 😊 And perhaps the two are not really all that separate but are parts of a larger whole.
Thank you for the wisdom and a close-up of a Stinkbug Tom. This bug looks so much different magnified as you have done with your macro lens.
Thank you, Linda! 😊 I should initiate a contest for the one who can correctly guess the number of dots on the Stinkbug. But who could assess the correct “official” number? 🤔
Beautiful poem! Great lines! Well shared thank you.👌
Yes, it is! Thank you, Priti! 😊
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Happy New Year Tom!! Peace and love in your heart!
Happy New Year, Marcela… and back at you! 😊