LADDERS & VERTICALS
Water over lake:
The image of limitation.
Thus the superior man
Creates number and measure,
And examines the nature of
Virtue and correct conduct.
The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless.
The Name of the Rose (1982)
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921)
The Spectrum of Consciousness (1977)
The fiery steed, regardless of the reins,
Comes prancing on; but sullenly disdains
The path direct, and boldly wheeling round,
Leaps o'er a double space at ev'ry bound:
And shifts from white or black to diff'rent coloured ground.
-MARCUS HIERONYMOUS VIDA
translator OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Scacchia Ludus (1513)
BLACK MATES IN 7
Janice Uedemann White Black