aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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conceivability, possibility and actuality
Posted by dav at 2004 February 25 02:21 PM
File under: Thoughts

As we race headlong into this new century the world is a whirlwind of new possibilities, revelations and knowledge, but also of age-old problems, conceits and greed. It can be exhilirating and depressing, almost simultaneously. Today I ran across a nice quote at the foward-thinking site WorldChanging:

It's the widening gap between what's conceivable and what we're doing that's sometimes discouraging. It's the narrowing gap between what's conceivable and what's possible that's sometimes electrifying.

That sums it up nicely. Although I would change the first sentence to "It's the widening gap between what's possible and what we're doing that's sometimes discouraging."


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