Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Whatever I see can only be what there is to see. And I remember how the frog's eye tells the frog's brain, not even of all flies—let alone the surrounding manifold—but only of those in flight: catchable, fresh, eatable flies. What the frog's belly needs. And I, too, I must suppose, see no farther than my own necessities.

"And must, by the same token, need everything I see."

--Keith Waldrop 
"Characteristic Peices" 
(in Hegel's Family, 1989)

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