Curiosity level: 🐱
“Now that they have gone / it is their endurance we miss. Unlike the tree / the river or the cloud / the animals had eyes / and in their glance / was permanence.” p. 78
1️⃣ I read this en route to Bali, Ubud. The country has rich livestock 🐂🐏 so I thought this book is a pretty apt read 🙈
2️⃣ John Bergen is a philosophical writer who tries to communicate mystic and deep ideas 🌪 about the world using natural and tangible examples: Ape Theatre (Man and Monkey ties?), White Bird (Art’s purpose), Field (Life is as wide as your field of perspective) 🌱
3️⃣ As much as I feel that his analogies like fields and ape theatres are interesting, there is a painful gap between the spiritual and physical that is never fully bridged for me, 🛤 in his essays.
4️⃣ I’m left to puzzle out my thoughts but I abandon it because the philosophical jumps make me feel like I’m Alice, searching for the right door 🚪with a key 🔑 – it’s confusing.
5️⃣ Nevertheless! You may like this book, if you enjoy musing over 💭 complex philosophical puzzles 👾 This one isn’t my cup of tea 🍵