August 14th 2011 Tim Candler
To the question, I will reply
the purpose of answers is to serve moments. I remember how
Wittgenstein seduced Russell with an idea of logic in language, before
language became a picture. And I remember Russell's essays for the
less able mind, which is how I tried to understand the new physics. I
can think from Hegel through to the French Existentialists and come away
refreshed. I can think of Bergson and how he defined god in that
beautiful way. And I can feel the wealth of these understandings.
But the purpose of answers is to serve moments. And blessed are
those who think otherwise.
Then when a life ends almost
everything else should become inconsequential, but generally it does not.
So better to think of it as qualities in the soup of existence. I am
the Chard stalk that conceals a Stinkbug. You are the marrow bone.
So imagine my surprise when it rained and the wind howled and lightning
flashed when I heard that you were gone. And imagine my surprise when
last years August calendar fell from its place on the wall. And to the
question I could answer coincidence and you might reply physics, then stay a