Putešestvije

by Vertebrata

Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. This leaf has jagged edges. This rock looks loose. From this place the snow is less visible, even though closer. These are things you should notice anyway. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.

But of course, without the top you can’t have any sides. It’s the top that defines the sides. So on we go—we have a long way—no hurry—just one step after the next—with a little Chautauqua for entertainment. Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it. They probably think what they hear is unimportant but it never is.

Pogled s Alana na  Rab

Uz planine se treba penjati s najmanjim mogućim naporom i bez želje. Stvarnost više prirode morala bi odrediti brzinu. Ako postanete nemirni, ubrzajte korak. Ako ostanete bez daha, usporite. Uz planinu se penjete u ravnoteži između nemira i zamora. Zatim, kad više ne mislite unaprijed, svaki vaš korak nije samo sredstvo prema nekom cilju nego jedinstven događaj za sebe. Ovaj list ima nazubljene rubove. Ovaj kamen izgleda klimavo. S ovoga mjesta snijeg je manje vidljiv, iako je bliže. To su stvari koje morate svakako primjećivati. Živjeti samo za neki budući cilj je plitko. Strane planine podržavaju život, ne podržava ih vrhunac. Ovdje nešto raste.

Ali naravno, bez vrhunca nema ni strana. Vrhunac definira strane. I tako idemo dalje … pred nama je dug put … bez žurbe … samo korak za korakom … sa malo chautauque za zabavu … Razmišljanje je toliko zanimljivije od televizije da je prava sramota što se više ljudi njime ne bavi. Vjerojatno misle da je nevažno ono što čuju, ali nije tako.

Robert Pirsig

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