Monday, December 12, 2016

the keeper of flocks, excerpt


What metaphysics do these trees have?

That of being green and having crowns and branches
And that of giving fruit at their hours,
– which is not what makes us think – us,
who don't know to be aware of them.

But what better metaphysics than theirs,
Which is not knowing why they live
And not knowing they don't know?

–Fernando Pessoa


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