On Selving 1

“Talent is a spring from which water is constantly flowing. But this spring loses its value if it is not used in the right way.“ Wittgenstein, Culture and Value 10e.

The water image. See it as the capacity of the absolute one to dissolve itself in the flow freeing the concrete, finite singular being to be itself. Humans share this self with the poem.

We are all already selving.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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