The Visible and the Invisible


  1. Issa's Untidy Hut
    Issa's Untidy Hut June 25, 2009 at 7:03 pm .

    Ah, yes, this rings very true and I think the word bridges our two different approaches to the same essential isness …<br /><br />While reading your response, I&#39;m simultaneously doing a review of a particularly science ladden Doctor Who box set (lots of [w]hooey about parallel universes, the multiverse etc.) and somehow this uncommon (for me) foray into the realm of quantum physics is

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 25, 2009 at 6:47 pm .

    Quiddity! That&#39;s the word I was looking for, Don. For what it&#39;s worth. I guess I wonder if we have access to that &quot;whatness&quot; through anything but Imagination. Surely rational analysis doesn&#39;t do it, though it gives some people the illusion of doing it. (Merely my POV.) Can we touch the quiddity of Montana&#39;s <a href="

  3. Issa's Untidy Hut
    Issa's Untidy Hut June 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm .

    It really is interesting because, somehow, I feel as if I&#39;ve got hold of the other end of the stick. In an Eastern way, the revelation is evoked by the image (the natural object) and, so, in a way it is &quot;no ideas <i>but</i> things.&quot; A zen kind of anomaly, yet I do sense we are waltzing about the same thing and just struggling for the right words.<br /><br />Somehow in the Eastern

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 25, 2009 at 2:08 pm .

    I agree, Don. Instead of &quot;no ideas but in things,&quot; it&#39;s &quot;no things without ideas,&quot; or something. Idea isn&#39;t the word, though. &quot;No things without Imagination&quot;?

  5. Issa's Untidy Hut
    Issa's Untidy Hut June 25, 2009 at 11:05 am .

    Interesting ideas. The quote arrested me in terms of process; I really see a direct correlation between what he is saying and the Eastern forms, haiku, senryu etc. <br /><br />I&#39;m not sure this line of thinking would fit into the materialist thinking.<br /><br />best,<br />Don @ Issa&#39;s Untidy Hut

  6. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm .

    I like the idea because it leads away from the drift of poetry since the Romantics, as Brian Salchert describes it <a href="; rel="nofollow">here</a>….

  7. lakeviewer
    lakeviewer June 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm .

    Interesting concept.

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