"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
12 Tradition and the individual talent14 Tradition and the individual talentTradition and the individual talent"Tradition and the individual talent" by T. S. EliotI will quote a passage which is unfamiliar enough to be regarded with fresh attention in the light—or darkness—of these observations: > And now methinks I could e’en chide myself > For doating on her beauty, though her death > > Shall be revenged after no common action. > > Does the silkworm expend her yellow labours > > For thee? For thee does she undo herself? > > Are lordships sold to maintain ladyships > > For the poor benefit of a bewildering minute? > > Why does yon fellow falsify highways, > > And put his life between the judge’s lips, > > To refine such a thing—keeps horse and men > > To beat their valours for her?... Continue reading…