so let us recognise that there is change in everything, and that there is stability also, and read and write accordingly
what changes are occurring now?
all things change - it would be death if they didn't
ah! ...so death is when changes stop!
that seems to simplify everything and to dispel fear
to me this is a new thought, a changed world (and a living language)**
**I'm reminded of Gertrude Stein's lecture 'Composition as explanation' and in particular of what she says and says in slightly changing ways within it:
The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything.Gertrude Stein, writings and lectures 1911-1945, edited by Patricia Meyerowitz, introduction by Elizabeth Sprigge, Peter Owen, London 1967 (later published by Penguin Books as Look at me now and here I am.)
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