Our simple seeker was fascinated in what
she had discovered in a Book Warehouse
store. She seemed to know she was meant
to find something of special interest
to her, if to no other.
What is Feng-Shui?
Yes. That’s the title of this incredibly
interesting, nineteenth century classic
interpretation by Ernest J. Eitel.
And it was marked down to $3.99.
It hardly seems fair.
Did you want to pay more?
Perhaps, if I had know how interesting
it would be to me, but that would mess
up their bookkeeping. People don’t do that.
Not in a book store. And not often.
But there are times when waiters
seem to go out of there way to be
helpful that I would not feel
comfortable not expressing thanks
with a higher tip than usual.
It’s just too easy to simply say,
Don’t tell me; show me?
What impressed you most with Feng-Shui?
The author was as interesting as his book.
In what way?
You know. He is, or was, so knowledgeable …
Is he not, now?
I don’t know.
Could he be less knowledgeable now
than he was 150 or so years ago?
That would depend …
On how well he kept himself informed about
new studies and insights on his subject of
interest, as they became available.
Yes, or whether he was content to rest on
his current awareness, in the false belief
that he had contributed as much as he could,
and so stopped what he had been doing so well.
But, surely we have to stop sometime.
Otherwise, the book would never be finished.
The book is never finished.
The story of our life.