Values are different things than their situations.
It’s a different thing to say Killing is Wrong
than it is to say Thou Shalt Not Kill.
The former is a principle, and principles never
in principle, apply to any specific situation.
Which doesn’t make killing wrong in principle
because really, it depends on the situation.
Time itself has only one pace.
Is the hurry in you misplaced?
The sunset, it takes it away
at the end of every new day.
Are you chasing or being chased?
Artwork: Joaquin Sorolla – Running Along the Beach (1908)
Tonight I discover myself through my body
electrically, as Whitman discovered his own.
Bless you, Whitman, you white-haired father.
Without you I dance alone, but with you
I have the most beautiful partner leading.
Artwork: Matisse – Dance II (1910)