Saturday, February 17, 2007

TMWWT- Discussion question

Another one of our questions from our wonderful discussion last week:

Syme says that order is poetical rather than disorder. His companion, Gregory, says that it would be poetical to come to the wrong station on a train, Syme argues that the really poetical thing is to hit the mark and come to the right place. Do you agree with Syme?? Gregory??

BTW There is also a TMWWT discussion going on at the ACS, which is more active then this and very interesting.

5 comments:

Lewis the Editor said...

I think that order is definitely the more poetical; however, some things that seem perhaps disordered really have the order of Providence behind them, and are thus poetical.

Mapaz said...

I do agree with Syme.

In my humble opinion, the truly wonderful fact is arriving at the right station. It is Victoria !

What marvel me is the fact that the stars over us don't fall on our heads.

''The rare, strange thing is to hit the mark; the gross, obvious thing is to miss it.''

Ria said...

I agree as well. Although I can see how you might agree with Gregory. Since we are so used to order it becomes monotonous (not that it should) and disorder can seem more attractive.
But Syme I think is right, order should be more exciting.

Margaret said...

I agree with you all. I keep thinking of this quote:

“A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
~ G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

fpcannon said...

In my opinion order is more poetical. Sometimes disorder can SEEM more poetical but if you think about it order seems to win.

What I'm basically trying to say is Syme, I think, is right.