Sunday, September 16, 2007

Koestler and the Elephant

How do you eat an elephant?

For most of us, one small bite at a time.

We have a mass educational system that (rightfully so) attempts to educate youngsters on basic concepts and ideas developed centuries ago ( Newton, Darwin).

Koestler leaps across the centuries.

How do you digest Koestler?

One small bite at a time.

bobby bacon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who would eat an elephant?

The Elephant or the force of Habit

A tail behind, a trunk in front,
complete the usual elephant.
The tail in front, the trunk behind
Is what you very seldom find.

If you for specimens should hunt
with trunk behind and tail in front,
That hunt would occupy you long;
The force of habit is so strong.

A.E. Housman


Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant -
No! No! I mean an elephone -
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)

Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee -
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

Laura Richards

I ever had a Arthur Koestler book. Thought I brush up. However Once when I had my books stored where other readers had access to them, and borrowed, many didn't come back. Arthur must've been among them, cause he's not in my shelves anymore.

I don't think I ever digested him.

Maybe he's confusing to some like eletelephony?

Maybe some can make head, I mean trunk nor tail of him?

One small bite at the time, like timbits?