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Beginning of Wisdom” by Will Pollock

Location: Thoor Ballylee, County Galway, Ireland
Type: Custom-framed Photography
Size: X Large (exact size available upon request)
Offered for a donation of: Coming soon
Single prints available: yes

While meandering around William Buter Yeats’ favorite home in Ireland, Thoor Ballylee, I found myself so transfixed by the locale that my co-travelers had to drag me away from the site. I don’t usually think of names while shooting, but in this case, it came very quickly.

Just by walking the grounds I felt just a little smarter - at which point I thought of the classic scene from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in which Spock
counseled a protege (later his nemesis) on the role of logic as it pertains to inter-stellar affairs:

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.”

I tried to find the clip but no dice. The film itself is written masterfully, a tale told about a world that is nearly undone by its effort to find peace between long-warring people. To me, it is a lesson that could make us a whole lot smarter in present day.


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