Workout Log 9 September: Baby Et Up All Her Spinoza?

– Edward G. Nilges, “Peter’s Crazy Teacher”, March 2012. Copyright 2012 by Edward G. Nilges. Moral rights asserted.


Halfway up the wind-mill hill of dawn and then to Hung Shih Yeh Beach for a twenty minute water dance and swim. Still have the right hip slight pain upon swimming. Beautiful Day.

F. Scott Fitzgerald writes this. This is what Scottie Fitzgerald wrote in an article for Esquire, The Crack-Up.

“’Instead of being so sorry for yourself, listen — ‘, she said. (She always says ‘Listen,’ because she thinks while she talks — really thinks.) So she said: ‘Listen. Suppose this wasn’t a crack in you — suppose it was a crack in the Grand Canyon.'”

“’The crack’s in me,’ I said heroically.”

“’Listen! The world only exists in your eyes — your conception of it. You can make it as big or as small as you want to. And you’re trying to be a little puny individual. By God, if I ever cracked, I’d try to make the world crack with me. Listen! The world only exists through your apprehension of it, and so it’s much better to say that it’s not you that’s cracked — it’s the Grand Canyon.’”

“’Baby et up all her Spinoza?’”

“’I don’t know anything about Spinoza. I know — ‘ She spoke, then, of old woes of her own, that seemed, in telling, to have been more dolorous than mine, and how she had met them, overridden them, beaten them.”

Prospect, at Dusk, of Mount Stenhouse (Shan Teng Tong) from Queen Mary Hospital, 5 September 2012



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