Friday, November 12, 2010

The moon has seen many a theory come and go.


  1. It's been many a moon since I've heard a good theory.

  2. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour." From: The paradox of our age by the 14th Dalai Lama

  3. The Moon is a harsh mistress: don't go there.

  4. @NP
    You say "anyone" as though the moon is human. The children's nursery rhyme is "I see the moon and the moon sees me" but we adults know the moon but the moon is not a human, and does not have eyes, and cannot see anything. We likewise know that the sun has no eyes to see with either.

    “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” -- Ecclesiastes 1:9

    The idiom nothing new under the sun means everything that can be thought of already has been thought of but much of it has been lost in history. In the Book of Ecclesiastes the author complains about the monotony of life. The idiom is also linked to the concept that history repeats.

  5. I see your aphorism as a comment on the transience of our social world. What we accept as the 'common sense' or 'norm' at one point in history, is later contested and a new 'norm' is defined.

  6. They come and go like the phases of the moon, like the tides the moon shoves around. Some are too slow in going.

    "Words are one thing, the world another. It takes a trained eye to see the difference.

    Lovely blog. Love all the quotes.*

    Thank you for this comment.


  7. "Don't the moon look handsome shining through the trees..."
    Anita O'Day singing with Gene Krupa's Orchestra. As good as it gets today for me.

  8. The moon has seen a great deal of everything come and go--including theories (both proven and only dreamed).