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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  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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