Stuckness shouldn't be avoided. It's the physic predecessor of all real understanding. An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to an understanding of all Quality, in mechanical work as in other endeavors. It's this understanding of Quality as revealed by stuckness which so often makes self-taught mechanics so superior to institute-trained men who have learned how to handle everything except a new situation.Thanks for reminding me, Jackson.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Jackson Has Me Breaking Out Pirsig
Jackson Miller is lately blogging his way through one of my all-time favorite books, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Jackson's reflections and quotes had me pulling out my old beaten-up, ear-marked, and highlighted copy and musing over my favorite quotes. Here's a good one:
Posted by S-townMike at 8/15/2006 11:00:00 PM
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Yeah, I am thoroughly enjoying it. The funny thing is I didn't realize I had be posting so much about it.ReplyDelete
I don't think I have gotten to the passage you have mentioned yet. I could see myself re-reading it as soon as I am done.
That quote comes late in the book. From what I can tell you have not yet reached that passage.ReplyDelete