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Book: Poetry: doing, not-doing, effort, detachment: east and west: poem

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            A football coach once declared that in order to tackle a strong opponent coming straight at you, you should not aim just for the man, but instead you must aim for a spot three feet behind him, only then will you have the inertia and power to take him down.





None are ever killed going over the waterfall. It is because of the frantic, fruitless struggle, when one swims desperately trying not to go over; it is because of this- because of the futile effort at the crest- that none have the energy to swim safely to the welcoming shore.



(excerpted from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas)

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