The Best Purpose

The Best Purpose
by Halifax

“Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world.” Archimedes

mind over matter

Aristotle sits
on the other end
of history
lifting up the world
using his science
as a fulcrum

while his life was brief
and questions dated
the lengths that he went to
have aligned into bundles
a logic now braided with sinew
bound such to the point
his lever rests true
on the persistence of memory
hitching us with his burden
of examining this life
until our moment has passed

2 thoughts on “The Best Purpose

  1. An ironic tribute. Though he initiated scientific thinking, his conclusions seem antiquated today. But then so may our or any age’s way “of examining life.” The purpose, I guess, is what is important.

  2. When I read this I think of Aristotle as perhaps the best of humanity and even what may be called civilization which may continue to progress discerning the secrets of our world and using it for the individual and collective good thus bettering the human situation. Alas, as in Rome and going up to modernity, there is more often decline caused by our base desires. All we can do is continue to learn and do our own part. What man may call himself a man who does not try to make the world better? Thanks for sharing.

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