Fw: [peirce-l] Re: Existence

James Piat piat1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 30 17:26:14 EDT 2002

Dear David,

You wrote:

> Maybe as I get older, I'm becoming lazier. I used to fill up notebooks on
> these philosophical musings. But over the past few years, I've expanded my
> mystery box and have been able to file away several issues that produced
> more confusion and headaches than necessary. After all, isn't our very
> existence, in many ways, a mystery. (As Marcel calls it--another shameless
> plug for Marcel--the Mystery of Being.)
> Sorry if this sounds like an intellectual cop-out. Who knows? Maybe it is.
> David Beck

And maybe it isn't  --THANKS  I needed that old timer.  I'm not getting any
younger myself!!!

And I love that EB White below too!  Not for man  --for myself  -LOL

That's a quality I like about Percy's essays  --he takes on the mysteries
without either getting mired in plaques and tangles or making some hollow
cartoon of them.  Somehow he lays them open and helps me to appreciate their
majesty in a way I can live with.


> "I would feel more optimistic about a bright
> future for man if he spent less time proving that
> he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness
> and respecting her seniority."
>                       - E. B. White

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