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'(James) Joyce’s father commented about him, “If that fellow was dropped in the middle of the Sahara, he’d sit, be God, and make a map of it.”'
Actually this site is not about Joyce but it (the website) is interesting and that is a great quote ;) as is this:
'O blindness to the future! Kindly giv’n,
That each may fill the circle mark’d by Heav’n;
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all,
A hero perish, or a sparrow fall,
Atoms of systems into ruin hurled,
And now a bubble burst, and now a world.'
— Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
Hmmm, plus hints of Taoism seeping into the old esoteric waffle here by the (obviously quite brainy) author of this website:
'According to the Golden/Legal philosophy every individual is fundamentally a duality. Each person — indeed each entity — consists of an original, pure, sophomoric, masculine, extending, ascending aspect (White/Apollonian) and a mediating, worldly, mature, feminine, introverting, descending aspect (Red/Dionysian). Here we have the warrior and the priest, the virgin and the nymph, the Yang and the Yin. Every male duality is thus considered as inhering a female aspect, and vice versa.'
S'funny, always seems to come down to that, eh? The o-o-old duality thang. Probably where the average human's comprehension stops. Look past the duality and you are confronted by a single entity to bloody big for the average Joe to take in.
Call me Joe then...