This post marks the winding down of this website as primarily interested in matters philosophical and matters CogsSci – the new emphasis will be toward music. Of course one can never escape philosophical contemplation, but perhaps the impulse can be kept at bay. Three quotes from Thoreau seem to capture this turn:
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
My books I’d fain cast off, I cannot read,
‘Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large
Down in the meadow, where is richer feed,
And will not mind to hit their proper targe.
The Summer Rain, st. 1 (1842).