[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8_the blue really begins in the Aegean

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 11 11:28:46 PDT 2010


Very Zen.  But foreign to LD, I think, with his Proustian love of the past.

BR



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On Sep 11, 2010, at 9:01 AM, gkoger at mindspring.com wrote:

> The speech appears in chapter 13 of South Wind. It's the Count, and he's repeating  advice from an "old teacher":
> 
> "'He said: delve deeply; not too deeply into the past, for it may make you derivative; nor yet into yourself--it will make you introspective. Delve into the living world and strive to bind yourself to its movement by a chain of your own welding. Once that contact is established, you are unassailable. Externalize yourself!'"
> 
> "Externalize yourself" may well have been Douglas's lifelong philosophy. One could do worse . . .
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> Grove
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sumantra Nag <sumantranag at gmail.com>
> 
> 
>> 'Don't delve too deep into the past for it will make you derivative; don't 
>> delve too deep into yourself because it will make you introspective. But 
>> delve deep into the living world and forge your own links with it. Then you 
>> will be unassailable.'
>> 
>> I'm sure someone can give the correct text from South Wind!
>> 
>> Best wishes
>> 
>> Sumantra
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