A Bestiary LO31139

From: ACampnona@AOL.COM
Date: 08/10/04

Dear LO,

it was a disinclination of our host to form in me the desire to create
some presentations, now deposited here these last few weeks.

(A few seem left hanging - mid Atlantic - for we must not overlook the
reality of this explicate of the implicate of Bohm's - this place lay
claim in its foundations to Bohm's sense of the nature of dialogue.)

This PPt attachment is like a serial painting of a certain subject,
Cezanne's ''Bathers'', Van Gogh's ''Irises'' or ''Sunflowers'' - it is
just that these are mere daubs by comparison -so there is that element
of repetition.

[Host's Note: Andrew's PPt (roughly 1MB) is at


  .. Rick]

It is something of a waste, in art, to miss the symbolism so
completely, particularly since it's a form of metaphor, and we all
appreciate the importance of metaphor in learning-org metanoia, well,
in the theory if not in the actual practice;-)

It may seem trivial to some, this little theme, of the dog, le
chien...Mr. Bucket ( ...bouquet;-) but little animals must be
inserted into the great themse of mankind, Jesus spoke of them often,
..employing them to good effect... St. Francis...Gandhi...a few i
have mentioned in passing ;-)...

Leonardo, you understood these things, these qualities, lend me a hand

" The Caterpillar -- for virtue in general...The caterpillar, which
through the care exercised in weaving round itself a new habitation
with admirable design and fine workmanship, comes out of it afterwards
with painted and beautiful wings, rising on these toward heaven."
(From the Bestiary, Notebooks of Leonardo)

Thank you.

Here LO and Rick are some words gleaned...in new fields purchased ;-)
for a new time...

..The caterpillar's new cells are called 'imaginal cells.' They
resonate at a different frequency. They are so totally different from
the caterpillar cells that his immune system thinks they are
enemies...and gobbles them up--Chomp! Gulp! But these new imaginal
cells continue to appear. More and more of them! Pretty soon, the
caterpillar's immune system cannot destroy them fast enough. More and
more of the imaginal cells survive. And then an amazing thing happens!
The little, tiny, lonely imaginal cells start to clump together, into
friendly little groups. They all resonate together at the same
frequency, passing information from one to another. Then, after
awhile, another amazing thing happens! The clumps of imaginal cells
start to cluster together!.., A long string of clumping and clustering
imaginal cell, all resonating at the same frequency, all passing
information from one to another there inside the chrysalis." "A wave
of Good News travels throughout the system-- Lurches and heaves...but
not yet a butterfly." "Then at some point, the entire long string of
imaginal cells suddenly realizes all together that it is Something
Different from the caterpillar. Something New! Something
Wonderful!....and in that realization is the shout of the birth of the
butterfly!" Happy Birthday Butterfly!!! "Since the butterfly now
"knows" that it is a butterfly, the little tiny imaginal cells no
longer have to do all those things individual cells must do. Now they
are part of a multi-celled organism-- A FAMILY who can share the
work." "Each new butterfly cell can take on a different job.----There
is something for everyone to do. And everyone is important. And each
cell begins to do just that very thing it is most drawn to do. And
every other cell encourages it to do just that." "A great way to
organize a butterfly!"

[Imaginal discs are invaginated epidermal sacs in which latent adult
structures are carried as undifferentiated primordia within the
feeding larvae (Oberlander 1983). At metamorphosis, imaginal discs
complete their development and differentiate into the specific
structures for which they have been destined. ]

Michelangelo understood the importance of the minor details within the
whole. I distinguished person who contributed to the seminal Fifth
Discipline some five or so years ago wrote and asked me what i would
say when the Popes of the business world came calling...i referred my
friend to the act of Giotto...i could have as well pointed to
Michelangelo - but i think the wisdom of both is lost in this place...

i am sure there is a place for the Zazen cushionists in all this
unfolding...and let me chance my arm...Lorenzo de Medici seems somehow
uncomfortable for all the cushioning of his 'throne'...and i have to
ask them as others will do in good course of time...why do they think
that the great Michelangelo places his dangling arm upon a money box,
with that silly little figure carved upon it? Mmmmmmmm....

The artist Joseph Beuys, who was, if one may say so, some many years
ahead of the ''east'' and ''west coast'' schools (sic) of social
re-engineering (-- not sufficient real light to call it sculpture;-)
and transformation(er)(ist) took to a cage with a coyote...he had a
matress put in for his self and some straw for the coyote. The coyote
duely urinated in the matress, claiming it has his domain...such is
the wisdom of the wolf...

i'll leave it for da Vinci to set the upcoming scenes of social

" Amid the whirling courses of the winds were seen a great quantity of
birds coming from distant lands...the these appeared
indistinguishable..." Oh heck! i am not going to sit here and type
this out when i have art to make...you could do worse than buy a book
on da Vinci's visioning...

Rick, maybe your saw this little appendage when you were in Rome...and
BTW...i think i was right about the Blogs....they ARE taking over the
LO world ;-)





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