Re: Moby Dick Chapter 2. The Carpet-Bag
Well, you can say things in poems and paintings, that you can't say in real-life prose.
Like, I know what that Jesus person was getting at.....about empathy, compassion...feeling for ones fellow man. But it is hard to put into words...because you feel as though you are sitting on a high wall looking down and pontificating. But get down off the wall and be beside your fellow man, understand why...THEN...you are a saviour....then you care.
It might all be rubbish...historically speaking....but philosophically....I bloody know what it's bloody well on about..