Insurgent

We all need to remember that we are all – all of us – works in progress, and that there is no absolute authority on the constitution of the truth. It is no one’s prized ownership. The truth vacillates not – tis not a moving target. The truth is the forward (or backward) march into the activities of lived life, and hence are constituted by us. Arrogance, polarized venues for truth telling, have no room in a discourse that calls out for endorsement, for (mutual) recognition in the interplay of authorial engagement. If we are to move forward and bring down the shackles of our own design – mostly from my generation and the present adult one – we (you …as the younger generation) need to be mindful of this! And though the words of Foucault speak loudly, they are not to be adopted as testimony to rebellion without vision! He says: “The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the “outlaw,” the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”

Transparency. Truth. Honesty. Trust. The constituents of alithetic living. Four ingredients also constitute the barley drink of which Heraclitus spoke – The barley-drink too comes apart if not stirred (B125), says he, speaking to the primordial. Barley. Grated cheese. Wine. Honey. None “naturally” combines; cheese no more dissolves into wine, than does barley blend to make for a thick drink. The drink is no drink at all unless upon each anticipated swallow it is first stirred.

Barley drink

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