The Promethean Gift
February 7, 2013
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The Promethean Gift
The Promethean gift
Is the “idea”,
The thought,
The feeling,
The imagining of
The possible but not yet.

Ananke and Chronos

It is unbounded by matter,
Whether it is substance or not
I cannot say.

Whither is comes from
I cannot say,

But with it, I know
I can paint the world
As I wish, and I am.

Prometheus - Greek Titan
statute by by Nicolas-Sébastien Adam, 1762, in the Louvre
(Prometheus means "fore thought", his brother Epimeseus mean "hind thought")