Draft article for LPSF.org [1 Attachment]

I wrote this and sent a link to it before our last meeting, neglecting to remember what Nick then reminded me, that I could only see it because I was logged in on the website and not all of our activists have log-ins. He just reminded me again about getting it published (thanks Nick!), so still being interested in any feedback first, I've copied and pasted it below.

  As a writer I'd welcome any thoughts on whether the piece works, i.e. is understandable, "hangs together" so to speak, or any suggested changes.

Love & Liberty,

((( starchild )))

P.S. – See also below or attached the graphic I cobbled together to go with it. What meaning if any does it convey to you?

I know the meaning is far from clear, and am curious to see whether anyone comes up with anything close to my artistic interpretation of it. If I had the art skills I would draw something that conveyed the concept better. This is when I wish we had a resident artist in our local activist group. Anyway, here's the essay...

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I like it. I note also that when Confucius was asked if he would become emperor, he said he would rather go down with six or seven young boys to bathe in the river.

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That's great, Mike. :slight_smile: You don't happen to have the exact wording or a link for that Confucius quote, do you? I'd like to add it to my quote file.

Love & Liberty,

((( starchild )))

Glad you liked it, and that's a natural question. I was virtually certain I took it from A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy by W.-T. Chan (Princeton, 1963). But I can't find the quote now. My only other guess at present was The Tao of Politics by Thomas Cleary, but it isn't there either. The last time I used that quote was in 1991, and it was in conversation, not in writing. So I'm stumped for the moment, to my surprise, and I'm very sorry..

Gosh, I did not remember the story exactly that way. Could it be this?
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Thanks Harland. That isn't the version I read. I have thought of one more possible source, but it will be a while before I can check it out.

Still no luck. I’m sure I didn’t make it up, but it’s been almost 30 years since I read any Chinese philosophy, and it’s even possible I no longer have the book where I found that quote. :frowning:

Nobody made any suggestions for changes, so I guess so, sure.

Love & Liberty,

((( starchild )))