online: 9 june 2019
modified: 9 june 2019
27 april 2019 4 water
water . . . of the four elements this is the only one which is a simple
chemical compound . . . although when you look at the number of
impurities removed by the water engineers it is more than a hundred . .
that does in any case show that water is a different kind of fluid from
most . . . it seems to have a spiritual quality as well as having a
material one . . . an element of doing good in many ways . . . for
instance the use of water by a fire engine to deal with excesses of the
element fire . . . or for instance in the bible, water is treated as
something dangerous or pure and even holy (i think) . . .
as a person suffering from some medical issues, i am told by everyone
drink water drink water drink water . . . water seems to be a
remedy for every illness or every symptom!
there is then the question of learning to swim . . . where one lacks the
kinds of lungs which would be really suitable in water . . .
although not attracted myself to swimming every day, i am frightened
enough of drowning and have taught myself to swim to avoid this
possibility . . .
the research of a friend has succeeded in finding water marks on the
rocks of Mars . . . giving the idea at one time it could be a place
where plants would grow . . .
i think i am more attracted to things with less water . . . the desert
is to me more attractive than the sea . . . and there is much more water
than land upon the earth . . .
that is enough about water . . . and also about the elements . . . all
four show that the idea of the elements is comprehensive enough in
itself to provide an abundance of connections and contradictions and . .
. and . . . and . . . (the ingredients of both philosophy and digital
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