Aphorism 75

The human aspiring for more than what humanity has defined as success must first look back, way back, to those high spirits, artists, composers, poets, that came before.      Our poets, musicians, composers, artists, and philosophers today that haven’t studied and admired those exceptional beings that have come before are way behind — human time doesn’t equal progress.  There are peaks, valleys, abysses, and then there is eternity.

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4 thoughts on “Aphorism 75

  1. Hi TinCup, this is Man of Roma (you’ll probably have forgotten me: it is just).

    I don’t quite get it (for the reason I’ve been away). You mean we are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants? This is what a great teacher used to say 40 years ago, at any rate.

    I bwt notice your blog is now flying high since the last time we exchanged ideas. I hope to come back.

    [was away for months studying hard my guitar and musing on good-to-me texts. Now, hopefully, I have additional mind fodder to go back to blog writing again – which I am doing]

    All the best from Rome!

    Giovanni

    • I haven’t forgotten you…you touch on many themes regarding the men of Rome…the giants that you speak of. Have you read Plutarch’s Lives? Glad to hear you are back. I will pay you a visit. I wouldn’t say my blog is taking off…just putting down some thoughts when I have some time. As you know, it has all been said before with more conviction, power, and eloquence:)

      • I have read many of them (Plutarch’s Lives).

        1) Listen, don’t mind whether it is taking off or not, dear TinCup.
        Go on focusing on the good content and good job (which is already there) and try to make it better and better. One has to be resilient, no need to say to Americans. My blog being 7 years old it now has some hits, ok, but for a couple of years only a small group of Indians from India – for some strange reason (goddess Fortuna’s help I realized later: they kept my synapses working) were there for me (and I for them). Then bit by bit other English speaking arrive, slowly, slowly (eg Anglo-Saxons: US mostly, and some from UK and AU) arrived. Now – the last year and a half – Italians have come (they never had noticed my blog although my blog was kinda bilingual. Now they are close to Americans

        This to say you’ve got to be patient and to focus on the good job.

        2) But, for the good job to boomerang back with readers, you have to give to others going around and find (and comment at) like-minded blogs. Blogging is like life. If you give, you receive, not a religious (of course it can be) but a biological thing.

        3) Given your content read Olaf Stapledon if you haven’t already. He is a great British philosopher and since nobody read his philosophical books he said: ok, i’ll write a philosophical novel, no enormous success, but big brains like “Jorge Luis Borges, J. B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell, Algernon Blackwood, Hugh Walpole, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf (Stapledon maintained a long correspondence with Woolf) and Winston Churchill” [taken from the wiki] were stunned.

        Sorry if I was too long.

        Ciao

        Giovanni

      • No comments are too long especially by those with a blog entitled “Man of Roma”:) I understand exactly what you are saying. I have put considerable time in connecting with others, but I have as of late limited time and energy…you know the deal. I don’t so much care about being a popular blog, but I do like throwing my thoughts out there and connecting with a few. As of late I haven’t been able to give back and explore and connect. I have a few things to resolve and focus on outside of thought and theory, but once I get more grounded I will return and build connections. For example, I want to get to your blog, but there isn’t enough time or energy at the moment. We will connect soon my friend. Cheers!

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