Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Not you!

The master says: "Close your eyes. Or even with your eyes open, imagine the following scene: a flock of birds on the wing. Now, tell me how many birds you saw: Five? Eleven? Sixteen?" Whatever the response -- and it is difficult for someone to say how many birds were seen -- one thing becomes quite clear in this small experiment. You can imagine a flock of birds, but the number of birds in the flock is beyond your control. Yet the scene was clear, well-defined, exact. There must be an answer to the question. Who was it that determined how many birds should appear in the imagined scene? Not you!

Maktub
~Paul Cohelo

5 comments:

imran said...

I know who was that.
That was The One and Only.

Syra said...

another interesting thing is that the way two individuals imagine a flock of birds is very different
for instance--i visualized black birds in dark bluish clouds where as my friend visualized white swans in a light sky with a sun.

khany said...

my friend visualized 11 :S

Syra said...

now that i revisualize, i see em group in a V shape

V
V V
V V
V V

7 in all :-)

Syra said...

or maybe 9
V
V V
V V
V V
V V

hmmmm