Colorado Star Trails900 or so years ago Omar Khayyam asked:

How long will you expend your existence on vain self-love, or in search for the source of being and of non-being?

While I typically waste my time on the latter (on the search for the source of Being and Non-Being) rather than the former (vain self-love), I wonder if my philosophizing and the search for truth isn’t vain self-love…

Do you, Fellow Mind, have the Courage of Not-Knowing?

[adapted and grammatically modernized by yours truly from McCarthy’s version of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam]

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related: Poetry – a Zen Sin?