Nicely done, Simon!
Where did you get the photo of me skating? stoked!
Is that a sign prohibiting moshpitting with zimmer frame?
Fantastic carve off the top at great speed by the mat rider! Probably Greenough but could be any other number of mat aficionados too!
Could be Clif!
I once read an essay by Robert K. Greenleaf entitled Old Age the Ultimate Test of the Spirit. It is a postscript to Greenleaf’s life written pretty much in the twilight. It gives a sense of the fullness of a life lived thoughtfully and with verve. The fullness of life
should not always be read as the fullness of years I will concede. However a feel for life’s wieghts and measure might also be thought of in richly textured ways that nuance the gravity with finer grains and grace notes. The Glass Bead Game is a magisterial work of fiction that takes biographical and auto-biographical detail as the creative materials for philosophical conversations. In the novel which is a biographical account of Joseph Knecht (A Glass Bead Game Master), Hesse contrives a practice whereby graduates undertake a period of free study before they enter into the Order. The only account of their activities they must produce each year is to write a short story or Life, which illustrates what they have learnt and more pointedly what they have learnt about themselves. At the back of the book written as a postscript or perhaps even could be thought of as a Coda are Three Lives. These are three reports written by Knecht at the time of his free study. I guess the exercise in some respects is intended to give one a feel for the ebb and flow of life, for its amplitude and folding. How to steer one’s course amid uncertainty. For those who have never read the book I would reccomend as an introduction the First Life entitled The Rainmaker. You may have already read this book, I first read the Glass Bead Game as a teenager in the sunrise years but have come to appreciate, as time wears on me, the liefmotif Hesse threads as life’s stages and awakenings, the movement through cycles of life and death. The storms and waves people ride.
– from a reader 😉
nice board flip, never could do that myself…
obviously i am challenging you again Pete, but despite your provocations i shan’t write, under a vow of silence and po-mo ironics. Read the novel.
ps – perhaps this is an old lion, young lion thing – do you think we can get past it?
You Tube clips….sheesh! As long as you can avoid Taj’s Burro, a fellow that frequents another website, you should be ok.
Ironically I have written under the vow of silence you must tap very lightly on the keys
What happened to Peter?
_satch yes, glad you appreciate this japery
_mike, he seems to have packed up and left altogether, pity
Hey Simon, sorry about the little post interference. I saw that one of the previous posts by Pete had been removed and I thought it would be a good idea to keep new material flowing in. Feel free to put up your piece again!
I too would like to see a bit more original writing on the site, whether from ourselves or contributors to the magazine or anyone else out there who likes the idea of Kurungabaa. Of course I’m very lazy myself and usually at a loss for words, but I don’t think it would take too much effort to adjust the balance of our content in this way and I’m sure our readers would respond very positively.
Yeah, good idea, Al. Go for it …
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