self-gratifying deliberations on the essential nature of inconsequential truth
private musings pining for public acknowledgment
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Death of a Guru
Sheldon Brown, the nutty bicycle guru of West Newton, Mass, who has helped millions of amateurs in the fine art of bicycle repair via his website, died last night. I have jury duty this morning. It truly is a sad day.
"I am aware of the need for constant self-revision and growth, leaving behind the renunciations of yesterday and yet in continuity with all my yesterdays. For to cling to the past is to lose one's continuity with the past, since this means clinging to what is no longer there. My ideas are always changing, always moving around one center, and I am always seeing that center, and I am always seeing that center from somewhere else. Hence, I will always be accused of inconsistency. But I will no longer be there to hear the accusation."
- Thomas Merton