“On Being and Becoming” by Jerry Julius


It was an acorn

Then a tall leafy oak tree

Food for a sawmill

To make planks, boards, veneers, two by fours

The stuff of a cabinetmaker’s dreams


Just right to make that special ordered chair

Aristotle would say amen

To this realization of a philosophical string theory

Merging the two main classes of thought

Students must know both of them