429. October 7th…Uber this Uber that…..I don’t like Superman…anyway…what about Uber Kryptonite

“Burn Notice’ 2010

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.” – Marianne Moore

just when it was safe to go into the water…other fins appeared on the horizon…I think that’s the way it has always been and will always be….it’s not to say….that those fins are anything other than signs that say in a way…” hey we’re out here….looming on the horizon….doing nothing other than looming”….and really aren’t there a myriad of “Things” looming out there on the horizon…..that seems benign enough to forget about most of the time…..

it’s really a question…of head down walking or….head up….walking…either way…something is going to be missing….dirt or sky…rocks or birds….tree tops or tree trunks…I sort of wish on some days I had eyes like a chameleon…..that whole problem would be eliminated…might  look a little weird….get a few stares….but  really who’s staring at who…..

Nietzsche’s…..Übermensch…… means a man “Above Human Qualities”…a Superman of sorts…..having a greater level of some skill or predisposition….makes a person über _________________(fill in the blank)…I’ve been wondering when being a superman in some aspects of life become more detrimental than not…..by defining Bill over there….. as being….”Above Human Qualities”…takes any hope of moderation out of Bill’s personal equation…..the level then of expectation is always at the top of the thermometer buld….the bar raised far past what any mere mortal could do….what about failure….

what happens when our über qualities take a dump and we are now placed back on the planet with nothing more than “Normal Human Qualities”…kind of being forced to live the rest of life in some Gulag in Northern Siberia…..it’s that same notion of when does radical fundementalism…become  extremely radical fundemebntalism….and does it ever become moderate fundamentalism and then worse…….liberal fundementalism…(is that even possible)…….

so maybe striving for the best is a über quality yet knowing that there is a possibility that the best will present itself as the best…it is at that moment might just have to be enough…..

the ad says…..”Good”……”Better”…..”Best”……..there is no “über best”……..and maybe paying attention to the trunk of the tree just might make me look up enough to know that up follows down or down follows up….and I don’t necessarily have to see it all to see it all…..and know it all to know it all….I really want to be U in other ways….more like über Dracula….this halloween……

“And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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One thought on “429. October 7th…Uber this Uber that…..I don’t like Superman…anyway…what about Uber Kryptonite

  1. “Uber” is a word that tickles me. I like it. It’s like a piece of playground equipment.

    I like the fins on the horizon, god, aint that the truth of it? As soon as you let the skirts down then you have to hike them up again.

    Robert, do you think maybe that we are just a certain kind of form that is kind of like a tube or a pipe and we can choose to be closed or open or a little open to the energy that is always flowing around and through us? Maybe people who open wide are the ones who appear uber~awesome.

    I know there are some who are uber~stoopid 😀

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