Do you know what this means? Do you know who said it? Without looking it up? I read about “panta rhei” in Thomas Moore’s A Religion of One’s Own.
I am amazed by how much I don’t know.
My wife just read the obituary of a man who owned much real estate in a city of which we are a suburb. She said, “Did you see that so and so died?” Truthfully, I didn’t until I read his obituary.
Maybe I should add, I am always amazed by who I don’t know. I am also amazed by who my wife does. A good thing.
Herakleitos said, “panta rhea.” It means, “everything flows.” If when I die I have a tombstone, this is what I want on it. Of course, and in keeping with Herakleitos, I will probably change my mind.
Its opposite, “nothing flows” I hope to avoid. In life and in death.