This is a simple, study of the growth of a bud. “bud” a name for a friend. A dear old friend of mine, has been schooling me on Thomas Hobbes, He is a different friend. Books, ideas, old friends when visited offer us a transition in life of communicating important things. So I am a little slow on the uptake, I used to kid: people and say, “I am a slow one, nothing gets by me.” In truth in part I am just that, slow with some concepts. What intrigues me about Hobbes and me is I know this, that I know very little. I am, as of a sort, like many a work in progress. Hobbes he knows very much, and as so he teaches us like good friends.
Hobbes was a secretary for Francis Bacon (1561-1626), who was also a contemporary of Rembrandt, another seer of modern life. We have much to learn from seeing and seeing those things that great writer’s of ideas that live like objective art, on and on as a great tome. Some of the stories and ideas of old seem to speak of the same dilemas, challenges and imbalances of today. Now that I see a glimpse of what my friend is speaking and seeking it makes sense in a different way, a rereading of an idea creates a new “ide fixe”. Rabelias, Montaigne, Pascal, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, E. Delacroix and Hobbes are a new paradigm of evolutionary thinking. The “Age of Reason” in the Middle Ages is a side light of my studies. Now, Thanks to my friend who recommends Hobbes to me he has created a new light and a new insight into my understanding of the 16th century to the present.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
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Thank You for your time if you have read this far, and look for images of mine old and new on these pages and future links to gifts of light from my friends, friends old and new. Some are authors, some are janitors, some are just people average gettin’ by but enjoying the pleasant light and lighthearted moments in life.