silence shared in words
Bravo America - Glimpses of a Cosmopolitan World
Excerpt from From Bondage to Freedom #22
Gurdjieff’s last words to his disciples were
I have heard you appreciated his insight about America,
but right now
the way American bureaucracy and politicians are behaving,
it seems the words of Gurdjieff are no longer relevant.
No, they are still relevant.
A man like George Gurdjieff
never becomes irrelevant.
People of that category are eternally relevant.
may be behaving
in an ugly way
the only way they know
but America is not just the American politicians
Gurdjieff’s last words
before he died were “Bravo, America.”
His disciples were
at a loss to figure it out.
Their whole life they had been
in trouble with this man,
at the last
Nobody could have expected
that his dying
words would be, “Bravo, America.”
And he was dying in France!
And now he is dead so you cannot even ask, “What do you mean?”
what he said was more
intellect can understand.
America is the youngest
country in the whole world…