Find

Find: the visual form of walking; a form of knowing between physical movement in landscape and visual acuity, that centres on the goals of walking (paths, game, plants, minerals, water, and so on). The ability to find a stone (for example) a second time is a different form of knowledge, and is known by the terms can, wit and know. They are the same word, and form another word within the wealth of words that express the nuances of walking, with the sense of being able to lead someone to the site (or sight) of a finding (a find). They are a ken, in the sense of a visionary space (which one can walk through and lead others through) expressed in the phrase “in his ken.” The spoken and visual forms of runic carvings known as kennings, are a third level of this branch of knowing. One finds their correlatives in the world by walking in mind (being mindful, or full of mind): a daisy is “a day’s eye”, the sea is “the whale’s road”, and so on. This form of knowing makes new knowing, which can then be taken into the world and recognized there. It sharpens acuity. It is known as poetry.

beefindWhat a Find!

(Wild bee on salsify up on the hill.)

 

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