Sunday, March 16, 2014

Totem Pole / No self and No not-self

I'm just average, common too
I'm just like him, the same as you
I'm everybody's brother and son
I ain't no different from anyone
It ain't no use a-talking to me
It's just the same as talking to you

I was shadow-boxing earlier in the day
I figured I was ready for Cassius Clay
I said, "Fee, fie, fo, fum,
Cassius Clay, here I come
26, 27, 28, 29, I'm gonna make your face look just like mine
Five, four, three, two, one,
Cassius Clay you'd better run
99, 100, 101, 102, your ma won't even recognize you
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, gonna knock him clean right out of his spleen ...
-- Bob Dylan, from 1964, "I Shall Be Free No. 10"

A sage has no self, yet there is nothing that is not himself.
-- Shih-T'ou (700-790)


Nick said...


Sabine said...

Well, yes.

Rubye Jack said...


Goat said...

Never seen those childhood pictures of when The Man was The Boy! Great stuff.

EDLIS Café said...

Good pic of Bob Dylan's parents walking with his niece.