Friday, September 08, 2006
"What makes a subject hard to understand - if it's something significant and important - is not that before you can understand it you need to be specially trained in abstruse matters, but the contrast between understanding the subject and what most people want to see. Because of this the very things which are most obvious may become th hardest of all to understand. What has to be overcome is a difficulty having to do with the will, rather than with the intellect." (Wittgenstein, 1931)
Bonus piccie from yesterday afternoon. I like it as it gives a sense of the immensity of the mudflats at low tide.