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Philosophy

Finished Sophie's world today. Nice book. Not earthshattering for me, but very nice to get a history of philosophy. There were a few things that hadn't been previously covered with me, so I'm glad I've been introduced to those.

It would be nice to read the wordplay in the original. It reads like there is some there, and I feel vaguely left out at not experiencing it. Hazards of being monolingual. I do pick up scraps of language here and there, but only enough to get me in trouble.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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