Monday, March 5, 2018

What Would Plato Say? / ¿Qué Diría Platón?

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DO YOU REMEMBER that guy I used to see regularly on the Paseo walking and reading Quantum Physics? (Click here.) He's still walking and reading (and living dangerously). But I snuck a glimpse the other day at his current book. He's now reading Plato.

Yesterday, while San Geraldo was cooking dinner, I was visiting wtih him in the kitchen. I had taken laundry off the line but had a pile of clothes pins in the house because I didn't feel like going out in the rain to put them in their basket. So, while we talked I "arranged" the clothes pins. I even remember giving some thought to the design and stopping myself from changing it, but I didn't think anything of my behavior until San Geraldo laughed. I wonder if Plato would have anything to say about that. (Other than, "Μη με ενοχλείτε!" [Don't bother me])

¿RECUERDAS A ESE tipo que solía ver regularmente en el Paseo caminando y leyendo un libro de Física Cuántica? (Haz clic aquí.) Todavía está caminando y leyendo (y viviendo peligrosamente). Pero el otro día le eché un vistazo a su libro actual. Él ahora está leyendo de Platón.

Ayer, mientras San Geraldo estaba cocinando la cena, lo estaba visitando con él en la cocina. Me había quitado la ropa de la línea, pero yo tenía una pila de alfileres de ropa en la casa porque no tenía ganas de salir a la lluvia para ponerlos en la cesta. Entonces, mientras hablábamos, "arreglé" los alfileres de ropa. Incluso recuerdo haber pensado en el diseño y evitar cambiarlo, pero no pensé en mi comportamiento hasta que San Geraldo se rió. Me pregunto si Platón tendría algo que decir al respecto. (Otro que, "Μη με ενοχλείτε!" [No me molestes])


AND, YES, IT BUGS ME THAT THEY WERE NOT PERFECTLY ALIGNED.
Y, SÍ, ME MOLESTA QUE NO ERAN PERFECTAMENTE ALINEADOS.
AND SPEAKING OF OBSESSIVE... "DO YOU SEE ANY BIRDS, MOOSE?"
Y HABLANDO DE OBSESIVO... "¿VES PÁJAROS, MOOSE?"

18 comments:

  1. pretty rainbow colored clothes pins there, mitch! and the boys NEVER stop looking for elusive birdies, do they?

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    1. anne marie:
      The birds were actually all over the sky and the boys never tire of watching them and hoping.

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  2. Are you sure that's not Freud you're thinking of?

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    1. Debra:
      Oh, Freud would simply say the clothespins were phallic, while I think they look more like vaginas. Anyway, our neighbor is reading about Plato, so it would seem odd asking him about Freud.

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  3. Lots of possibilities for arranging clothespins in a pleasing pattern - you could have a ball with that. Do you make sure to use the matched pins on each item of clothing (i.e., 2 blue pins instead random) and/or do you make sure they don't clash with the clothing?

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    1. Wilma:
      I DO tend to match up the clothespins and actually make a point of forcing myself to be random. And, yes, clashing with the clothing DOES bother me. Therapy?

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  4. In pairs no less! Except for the trio of blue.

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    1. Jim:
      You missed one. There were two pairs of blue. (Of course.)

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  5. Good to see the boys are keeping the watch. ;) Locally we have had some Cricket Issues as Happy seems to think these are toys to play with and we've had to do a lot of Cricket Rescue. It is keeping her busy at night time, and us too. :)

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    1. Snoskred:
      We have only twice heard a cricket chirping around here. Thankfully, never in the apartment or on the terrace, which would drive us and the boys crazy for different reasons.

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  6. What did Plato say about cats?

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    1. Adam:
      You actually had me searching for an answer. I found none. What does that say about Plato?

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  7. Is he reading Plato in the original greek? I once stood by an listened to two scholars argue about reading in translation or reading the original, the punch line at the end was one accusing the other of being "afraid of losing his intellectual virginity."

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    1. Travel:
      Well, since I was able to read the cover, I'd say he's reading Plato in the unoriginal Spanish. Intellectual virginity? Is that even a thing?

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  8. Dudo and Moose handle guard duty very well ...or are they looking for clothes pins?

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    1. Bob:
      Clothespins would just be a distraction from birds.

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  9. He's reading Plato? Must be a Republican!

    (I know. You're right now looking up the Greek word for "groan")

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