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CaptainVertigo
2009-03-17 22:05:49
"Motopsychics on Galtybeg" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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I So Late...I Remote.
I am still bristling from an encounter with three young motorcyclists on Galtybeg on Sunday. I photographed them in the hope that they would chase me to the edge of the corrie so that I could lure them into the abyss like bone headed buffalo. But these clever Cro-Magnons didn't take the bait. Instead they crissed and crossed the southern flank in what appeared to be a systematic slicing ...Is it possible that they were on their way to Galtymore? My wife, to whom I later reported the outrage, asked me to consider the matter from the other point of view. She, who embodies karmic perfection, suggested that I was merely yin to their yang (or vice versa). She tells me my anger "hurt" the mountain far more than the motorcycles: that my rage was already in situ simply waiting to be uncorked! I have lived with this "No doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should" baloney for far too long. I have had it up to here with moral relativism. The mountain mpv men rank with those who urinate on cathedral altars. The sacred CAN be profaned, and we are right to resist and defend. In this righteous humour, I have considered the exchanges on Remoteness and Isolation. Pazapas is dangerously close to the "If a tree falls,unheard, in the forest, does it make a sound?" when he flirts with subjectivism, but he corrects himself. Folks, we are empiricists. We have lived by the inductive method. Never mind the definitions, the formulae, the weighting of the variables, the a priori. Let us have examples and many of them, and from these examples let us test our hypotheses. I now propose Slieve Carr in the Nephin Begs (not yet climbed by me, but often observed from afar) as the Remotest. I don’t mind if I’m wrong. I merely wish to get the ball rolling, rather than delay the game while we agree on the rules. But this much I protest from first principles – that there is a place in Ireland that is the most remote. It is a place where the motopsychic and the quadimodic do not venture. It is a place which we carry in our hearts through noisey streets and the life made electric. It is a place to which we will return as the seven years of famine follow the pollution of the plenty. There, far from the madding crowd, from the windmills and ill winds, we will drink the pure water that begat and sustains our existence.
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