The Spiral Path

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The Spiral Path

When it is three-dimensional or four how can you follow one,

you ask. Think of a mountain road, up an ideal mountain
too steep to climb directly. So you find the road that’s

been paved before. It circles, rises, narrows to the
summit a perfect apex with a perfect point that
you can reach and do by following the spiral

path. You stand and look in all directions:
down, out, up and see the road you’ve
just ascended. You follow it with
your eyes, a second time, ex-

panding while descending,
while you are not moving
at all, standing, sweetly,
breeze-bussed
at the top.

Notice:
for
this
second
journey
you
don’t
move:
Look
up
and
do
the

same
in the
reverse.
Imagine
stars beyond
the clouds. Where

would you like to go?
This third excursion for-
ges a new path never hewn
before. When you go at last
on foot, by bike, or in a car, as

you prefer, and resume daily life
in country, suburb, city, or on your
island, yours is now a soul that has
been, if but briefly, on a spiral path. You

may forget and proceed as all must in other
ways. Or turn a page if you’re reading a book,
click if you’re somewhere online, or blink if you’re

listening to someone standing before you, still and a-
live, and embark on another spiral path, with me. Since this

spiral’s three dimensional or four how can you follow one—