Finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, t'was a difficult read. Here's a particular passage that I like, from the afterword actually:
This book has a lot to say about Ancient Greek perspective and their meaning but there is one perspective it misses. That is their view of time. The saw the future as something that came upon upon them from behind their backs with the past receding away from their eyes.
When you think about it, that's a more accurate metaphor than our present one.Who really can face the future? All you can do is project from the past, even when the past shows that such projections are often wrong. And who really can forget the past? What else is there to know?
The book is about Quality, and the often lack-of it in modern life. I see similarities to what Vanderburg says. It's a good read.