24 comments on “The Map Is Not the Territory

  1. Love this thoughtful post and reminder that we are not the labels we assign ourselves.

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  2. Interesting – Robert Anon Wilson first introduced me to the concept. I did blog about the same thing, I’d be curious to know your thoughts.
    I do agree with your analogies we need guide posts, but they are not what we came here to see …

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  3. I so get this. Love is just the word, the verb, that represents and evokes all the feelings.

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  4. Very sweet sentiment Cathy, but flat-footed brain-clod me looked at that lovely landscape and envisioned Road Runner darting down that road and leaving his nemesis Wile E. Coyote behind in a cloud of dust.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      And you just might have seen one, too! That shot was taken near Moab, Utah and there are road runners and coyotes there. We actually have coyotes that live near our house and we can hear them howling several times a week. The first time I saw a real road runner in New Mexico, I almost flipped! They’re very cool and very streamlined. The Road Runner cartoons have always been some of my favorites – I guess all the Warner Brothers characters are…Thanks for the giggle!

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  5. Le Clown says:

    Cathy,
    I used it as my intro for my post, but your poem brought this quote in me:

    “Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I – I do, don’t you think I do? “
    Woody Allen, Annie Hall
    L’Éric

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I love that scene in Annie Hall. But I’ve decided that “Midnight in Paris” is my favorite Woody Allen movie. Oh, and BTW, I’m a big jazz fan.

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      • Le Clown says:

        Cathy,
        I think Midnight in Paris is his best one in years… But I still vouch for Annie Hall and Crimes and Misdemeanors as my favoUrite Woody films…
        And tell me more about your taste for jazz?
        L’Éric

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        I love many different kinds of Jazz – from classic Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans to Smooth Jazz. Peter and I go every year to “The Weekend of Jazz” at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs for three nights of concerts. We’ve seen Ramsey Lewis, Al Jerreau, Sophie Millman (who I believe hails from Quebec), Bob James, David Sanborn among many others. I have many favorites, but I think one of my very favorites is Chick Corea. I saw him in concert years ago with Herbie Hancock. His improvisation work is unequalled, in my opinion.

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  6. taseotjul says:

    Your picture and words reminded me one of my favorite books. “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      taseotjul,
      Thank for this comment. I receive it as a big complement. I wasn’t familiar with “The Songlines” and went to Amazon to read about it. It sounds like a book that I would really enjoy.
      Cathy

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  7. boomiebol says:

    I love this. There is so much beauty and instropective depth in simplicity. That is what this poem evokes and does for me. Bravo!

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