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The rhythm of love

To be who I am—to breathe from my heels, as Taoist master Chuang Tzu specified—it will be immediately helpful to relinquish past and future. Why? There’s no breath there. No rhythm.

Have I told you this already?

It is better to contradict oneself than to repeat oneself.

Beyond a certain age, we lose our capacity for surprise. We use a one-holed flute to play the same old themes. We polish our opinions as a dog licks his testicles.

Whitman: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself.”