By Michæl Jackson
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That none of this came easy to him was obvious. Perhaps he had never before cooked a meal for eight guests. The food was not very good, but the determination to please was overwhelming, and we responded as parents might respond to a child bringing them breakfast in bed, the toast burned, the egg underdone, the tea cold. I don’t want to sound condescending, for when I later reﬂected on the evening, I felt only admiration that someone should push himself so hard to perform tasks that did not come naturally to him.
Chapter 2 The Philosopher Who Would Not Be King I have spent 40 years looking for a coherent and convincing way of formulating my worries about what, if anything, philosophy is good for. —Richard Rorty The day was hot. Trudging up the long avenue toward the university, I kept to the shade. The ﬁgs and eucalypts reminded me of Australia, bark stripped and straggling, or littering the dry ground. The oaks, myrtles, and phoenix palms took me back to the South of France. I imagined that I could feel at home here, this commingling of antipodean, Mediterranean, and American ﬂora, this winterless climate.
Though the women my age deigned not to socialize with me, I endeared myself to the married women because of my uncanny ability to delight their children—still blissfully ignorant of racial prejudice and fear of strangers. “The three-week journey was engrossing: I was neither particularly happy nor sad. I had ample time to meditate. And the small library had plenty of good books I had not read. I had also brought with me a few books on Indian 44 . hermit in the water of life philosophy and a couple of articles by T.
Between One and One Another by Michæl Jackson