Late Night Heraclitus:

If one does not expect the unexpected one will not find it out, since it is not to be searched out, and is difficult to compass.

I’ve been thinking about old Mr. “Everything is fire” recently. I’m not sure why, but he’s always fun reading, e.g.,

  • Sea is the most pure and the most polluted water; for fishes it is drinkable and salutary, but for men it is undrinkable and deleterious.
  • Disease makes health pleasant and good, hunger satiety, weariness rest. (A fine tagline for The Gay Science.)
  • Heraclitus somewhere says that all things are in process and nothing stays still, and likening existing things to the stream of a river he says that you would not step twice into the same river.