The prisoner in the cave…

caveLife is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall – Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, Book VII The Republic.

Twelve years ago my personal Professor ‘Prof.’ began his ascent into the light and shortly thereafter returned to disseminate the light amongst us, taking me by the hand and dragging me forth.

Seemingly out of nowhere whilst only a couple of steps into the light I was robbed of my guide only to slide back into the cave and be re-chained into position.  All the worse for comparison once again the shadows are all that can be known.

Steve I miss you, I love you, above all I respect you, as such I shall climb again out of this abhorrent cave to wit I find myself temporarily fixed, thank you for showing me the path, travelling the first steps will be easier for it..

The eyes, they burn…



10 thoughts on “The prisoner in the cave…

  1. As a philosophy minor, I really love this analogy. If more people took time to read the works of past great minds the world would be a better place.. Thank you I’m a big fan!!

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  2. Vix, that alarm clock! LOL. Love it. And I love the cape in the previous post. Cannot remember if I told you that. (Where do the days go?) I sported a maxi dress today that totally reminded me of you!! &#8&&9;2#9829;8#9929; Lynn


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