"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Imagination's Tempest

Heavenly muse, what were those songs sung by your illustrious son Leonardo Da Vinci? His lyre first gained him renown before his brush overshadowed all. The silver lyre he fashioned, where lies it now? The notes unrecorded, unread. How must they have delighted and surprised? He, himself was dismayed by the ephemeral in his music. What would humanity gain to bring back these lost triumphs of Da Vinci now. Perhaps as mankind emerges from the earth on pinions fashioned by plasma, we can bring back his genius in song. Thankfully we do have still his instrumental designs to rebuild.
Leonardo's Harpsichord Viola
Leonardo's Portrait of a Musician

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