Wittgenstein’s Bookends

1  The world is everything that is the case. 7  Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. – First and final propositions of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus   4.112 The result of philosophy is not a number of “philosophical propositions”, but to make propositions clear.Read more

The Copse

*** Fields of wheat undulate northward towards Pennsylvania. The sun lowers. I measure my steps, timing myself as color saturates the horizon. Once at the thicket I do not go inside. I did not plan my time. I left the dogs on the patio. Halfway circling the copse I see further northward more field, more islands of trees. By the time I reach home the light is nearly gone. A month later half the field lays fallow, half is a wallRead more