Philosophy, Photography

‘Seconds Away’…


Language is often wiser than both,

it’s vulgar and noble would-be users.


The Greek prefix ‘dys’ as in dysfunctional or dystopian,

and the Latin prefix ‘dis’ as in dishonest and dishonourable

both derive from ‘duo’.


To be dubious about something, or to doubt, is to be ‘double-minded’

and to be ‘two-faced’ is to be disingenuous.

‘Two-timers’ are universally held to be treacherous.


Our language reinforces the claims of the mystics,

that division is bad.


What chance then for the divided soul?



3 thoughts on “‘Seconds Away’…”

  1. I don’t ‘know’ the answer – – I argue with myself all the time – I find myself stuck in dualistic thinking often – but I do so love the ‘quiet reminders’ left along the way – – through many ancient lore – – the Yin/Yang, the ‘need for balance between two sides, else bad things happen” the “Be of this world but not in it” advice – – the reminder quote from the movie, Charlie Wilson’s War – – “We’ll see, said the Zen Master…..”

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