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Publication 512 By orwell on Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 20:18   
Location: Ireland   Registered: Thursday, August 14, 2003  Posts: 18    Search for other posts by orwell Search   Quote
           Two old friends meet for a few words
                 before nightfall.
Questioner:
What is this, my world? My friend?,
Answerer:
A mystery within another mystery.
Questioner:
Ah indeed a mystery, then what of philosophy these days? What of her noble calling, her receiving in our hands, of the torch flame touched in the passing away of Night.
Answerer:Ah good friend, good friend, she makes no such demands any more; now she merely whispers that we must observe ourselves and compare ourselves to ever other selfs opinion without judgement, in this little space filled in with a life others prescibe for us!.
Questioner:Why, You have become very cynical these days?, Of course I am no philosopher, neither are you of course; yet despite this modern Philosophy, one I presume must still ask what is it to lead a life which is true unto itself, in contrast to one that is merely good in itself.
Answerer: No, you are wrong about my cynical tendencies these days. One can become as I, from being around in time to long, or rather being in the wrong relation to time for to great a duration.
Questioner: Your begining to speak like a weary old philospher, or a one eyed poet from another time!.
Answerer: Enough good Friend! but on your later question there is no choice; for when one knows truth one knows what is good, and what is supremely beautiful.      
Questioner:I see..and I wait...
Answerer:No you don't my friend, for night is coming again.
And Home we must go before that time.

Publication 522 By noota on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 05:54   
Location: Japan   Registered: Thursday, April 17, 2003  Posts: 44    Search for other posts by noota Search   Quote
   Hello, Orwell

Thanks for your interesting story (?)
What is " A conversation before nightfall " from ? And is it a kind of poetry or essay ?
It is a little difficult for me to understand what the writer wants to let us readers to know ( what is his message ) .
If you may, your another information would be helpful .

Publication 523 By orwell on Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 12:38   
Location: Ireland   Registered: Thursday, August 14, 2003  Posts: 18    Search for other posts by orwell Search   Quote
Hello Noota

The conversation above is not from any text. It's meaning is something of the mystery poised in the questioning. (It may not "mean" anything in the conventional use of what we usually "look" for)

Maybe this helps make it seem clearer?, maybe not?

Regards Orwell


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