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Poetry in Motion

an abstract glass panel

an abstract glass panel

I read a quote recently by Marcus Aurelius:

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

I have no way to verify if that would be an accurate translation. But I have always felt that life is poetry in motion. And, no, I don’t suppose those are my words for a minute, they are too lovely, but they stick in my mind with no way for me to understand where they did originate.

A friend corrected my quote, it should read; The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforseen, and is not apt to fall. from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

It is interesting how it does change my perception of what was meant. I understood it as dealing with the inner life, of who we are and struggle to become, it appears he meant external forces, so I am lost.

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