Loss is nothing else but change,
and change is Nature’s delight.
Attributed to Marcus Aurelius (c. 170)
Stake nets like these no longer dot the Solway coast. A way of life is lost along with the salmon which are now few. The setting sun places human loss in the wider natural order where change A page on flux. is a constant, for constancy is only found in the constructs and models On the Comparator model of minds of our minds. What minds prize A haiku by Issa. Why is there loss? passes as surely as the sun sets. Yet the beauty of the sunset seems bound up On the bond there seems to be between nature, time and beauty. with that loss. Its hard to imagine what we could value if there was no loss, and every loss reveals the wonder A page on wonder. of the new.
Marcus Aurelius was joint Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, he left a set of notes which have come to be known as ‘Meditations’. I have not yet found the above quote. These 12 books contain many aphorisms on diverse matters.
These nets were near Creetown, at the head of Wigtown Bay in southern Scotland.
Above hovering on blue introduces a link: click to go, move away to stay.