Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Think, Therefore I Am

What Is Existence?

What does it mean to be? To say I am? 
This Haiku-like blog is the sequel to the previous blog: 
A Chorus of Frogs After the Rain (just below this one)

"Diagram from one of RenĂ© Descartes' works."
I think, therefore I am.
René Descartes
Also: Cogito ergo sum.
Je pense, donc je suis.

Portrait of Rousseau dressed in an Armenian outfit.
I feel, therefore I am.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(a distillation of Rousseau's thought)

I continue, therefore I am.
Rick Doble

Yet even more fundamental than thought or feeling
is that awake or asleep we continue
and keep on going as long as we exist.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Chorus of Frogs After the Rain

The Rain Is Over

We know the rain is over --
the rain so hard it shook the roof,
blurred the windows,
and darkened the sky
till it was almost night --
We know the rain is over
because now
the choir of frogs
has grown
and reached a pitch
almost as loud as the rain

A chorus with that traditional song
and those old familiar words:

"I am"
"I am"
"I am"