Jordan Lee

Posted by Write In My Journal on July 14th, 2008 filed in Intellectual, Man

Jordan immediately struck me as the intellectual type. He was reading an abnormally thick book (I wish I’d thought to look closely at the title) and wore a long sleeved shirt buttoned clear to the top tucked into a pair of slacks. I boarded the train next to him and could hear him sort of half humming/half singing to himself.

When I introduced myself to Jordan and told him about my project I told him he looked like the kind of guy with a lot rolling around in his head and wondered if he’d be willing to write some of it down. He was kind enough to do so. It was only a single page because my stop was coming up, but it turned out my hunch was right: Jordan had a lot on his mind.

“Jordan Lee 7/1/08

Today I think upon the nature of the mind and how little of mine I know. It wasn’t too long ago that I was of the assumption that the mind was something I used, a tool that I was given and relied on.

Only after each day of watching myself in action have I found I am, instead, just an occurance of my mind, this deeper thing that is my fate embodied.”

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6 Responses to “Jordan Lee”

  1. Jordan Says:

    The book was “All and Everything” by G.I. Gurdjieff. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you more afterwards and perhaps get to see more about your ideas and what you were hoping to do with the site. I love it – and it’s only a pity I’m so boring in comparison to your other entries.

    Good luck!

  2. Dave Says:

    Thanks for your kind words. And I must respectfully disagree – I think your entry is one of the more interesting I’ve had so far.

  3. Amy Says:

    I really love this site! I can’t wait to see who you’ll run into next.

  4. ciara Says:

    stumbled – i concur with the above assertion; this is one of the most interesting entries. concise, revelatory, sincere. thanks for sharing, jordan.

  5. Donovan Says:

    I also agree with Dave. I did not find this entry boring in any respect. So I must say to Jordan if he reads here anymore- ‘you are more than your opinion of yourself’ (I’m quoting a forgotten someone here, apologies.)

  6. Denise Says:

    Dave, I love this site. It was on Very Short List: Web newsletter I get.

    And I have to admit that I agree. This entry is far from boring. It is an amazing project you have taken on. I’m definitely going to stick around to find out more.

    And now I have a crush on Jordan. Thanks a lot. :)