The Sane Sailor


The sane sailor tacks like a manic-depressive into the wind,
between the wholistic hallucinations of the Eastern right-brain,
and the selfish paranoia of the Western left-brain.

Mania is derived from the parallelism of the Eastern homogeneity,
leading to the associative explosion of a psychotic episode,
regression, autism, schizophrenia.

Paranoia is derived from the self-centeredness of distinct Western
timelines, leading to racism, agoraphobia, zenophobia, claustrophobia.

When the poles change, and the sailor must tack and the path of
sanity is never a straight line, but of weaving of right and left brains,
a weaving of East and West, of wave and particle, of analogy and logic,
of induction and deduction, of art and science, of virtual and real, 
...,of mind and body.


"Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an
 idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac." 
- George Carlin

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
 our planet is the mental institution of the universe."

"All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity."
-Samuel Johnson

"Insane people are always sure that they are fine.
 It is only the sane people who are willing to admit
 that they are crazy."
-Nora Ephron

"The distance between insanity and genius
 is measured only by success."
-James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies

"Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."
-R. D. Lang