Up: the power of  being at full height, such as a nesting bird rising to its feet. It is not the act of rising that is being named but the presence of “up”. “The moon is up” is thus the same action as “the dog is getting up”. Both contain a volume of the power of up, in the way in which one might say “the man is getting going” or “the boy is getting his act together,” which contain varying degrees of the power of going or purpose. In this sense, an individual is not refining an individual attitude by becoming together or going or up but entering a power. Verbs of this way are a major way in which humans think with the world and as the world.

moonThe Moon is Up over Umptanum Creek, Washington



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