Friday, November 17, 2006

Breaking the Ice

The dawning of a new blog is about as noteworthy as the division of one amoeba in the Okefenokee Swamp, except for whatever excitement it gives to the new blogger and the amoeba. I've come up with a flamboyant title for my first blog, and now I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to get Pegasus off the ground.

I titled this online journal “Flights of Pegasus” because the flying horse made the greatest impression on me of all the characters in “Myths Every Child Should Know”, and because from an early age I loved horses, finding them more beautiful and noble than the tribe of hairless, bickering apes into which I was born. I admired Pegasus in contrast to the human, Icarus, who defiantly flew so close to the sun that his wings melted off. Of all the animals on this planet, we humans are the most confused and defective and sickly, but also the creature with the highest aspirations. And so we keep hoping that, like Pegasus, we may soar high and attain the stars before we destroy ourselves.

Today the human situation is really touch and go: Will that part of us which has reached the Moon and created Beethoven's 9th Symphony prevail over our mad obsession with killing one another? Or if -- as someone suggested -- there are actually two very different species of souls inhabiting human bodies, will the species which loves peace and music win out over that which worships power and violence? This blog will support the peace and music crowd.

I'll end this ice-breaking entry with one of my favorite quotations: "The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, but queerer than we CAN imagine."

See you tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'm thinking about this: What's in our heads that somebody else didn't plant there -- and who did they think they were, anyway?


  1. This is a marvelous maiden flight for what I expect will be a fascinating collection of thoughts.

  2. Was it a quote from Ludwig Wittgenstein?

    I've started at the beginning. Let's see where it goes!

  3. hi, Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. and for giving me the link to here. Im ofcourse reading your earliest posts,as you suggested. How fascinating! Ofcourse, it will take me a few days to get through these, but just wanted to let you know Im here. A very warm hello to you. :)

  4. your first entry is, ofocurse, humorous. ive often wondered why am i bothering to blog anyway, when i would rahehr just be a silent witness to the joy iwthin. perhaps it is the need to communicate that joy to everyone. but as you say, why put ideas in anyone's head?

  5. Mystic Rose, I'm very happy that you've taken the time to look at PEGASUS and comment. Attention from you is a real compliment. I certainly didn't mean to suggest that you read the entire blog from the earliest posts! Just wanted you to see my initial ideas.

    "ive often wondered why am i bothering to blog anyway, when i would rahehr just be a silent witness to the joy iwthin."

    I've been asking myself the same question. Words are the enemy of spiritual awareness. Why am I
    spending so much time with words when silent awareness is superior? If there is a language of the Source, do you think it is images rather than words?

    Thank you very much for visiting and commenting.