The White KnightS'
A donkey which turned a millstone
did a hundred miles walking.
When he was loosed
he was still in the same place.
There are men who make many journeys
and make no progress anywhere.
When the evening comes upon them,
they discerned no town or village
no creature or creation
no power or angel.
In vain did the wretches toil.
The Gospel of Philip, The Nag Hammadi Library
In Hereford in the UK 'gewling' is what they call walking without looking where you are going.
'Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares.'
For all of you
who must discover,
for all of you who seek to understand,
for having left the path of others
you find a very special hand.
(Extract from Bright Blue Rose by Jimmy McCarthy)
He, who seeks for Heaven alone to save his soul
will keep the path but will not reach his goal;
while he who walks in love may wander far,
yet God will bring him where the blessed are.
Henry van Dyke
The Blue Rose
symbol of the unattainable
To be continued...