Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The idea of Good

Closer to the Sun

"in the world of knowledge the idea of good appears last of all"
- Plato, The Republic

Closer to the Sun,
Further from the shadows.
For the Good, if it exists,
Can be found by those who know
That it is out there; if one
Thing is true there is reality.

But what of our nature as humans?
Are we part of this reality
And can we know the Good ourselves?
With a focus on the unchanging
And knowing what we cannot change,
We may move closer to the Sun.

from Preludes of the Mind, 2010 by James Henderson

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