The Re-vision of Experience

The Mississippi's mighty, but it starts in Minnesota
At a place that you could walk across with five steps down

From "Ghost," by Indigo Girls

I've recently walked across these headwaters at Lake Itasca. To be honest, I am more impressed with the concept than the experience. What impresses me even more than the almost-Zeno's-paradox of striding over the mighty Mississippi in "five steps down" is the experience of finding new meaning in familiar words and lyrics with the addition of experience. This constant destruction and re-constitution of life's details is what I always imagined infuriated a too literal Bishop Berkeley. Life seems haunted with these re-creative acts of perception.


Sport said...

I thought the experience (of walking across the headwaters) was pretty cool.

I haz your deepness and intensity now?

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is your twitter primarily food related?

Doc Mara said...

Could be, anonymous. I'm building up my "twitter endurance," so that I can twitter during my sleep as well.