An installation at the site of Wittgenstein's grave pays homage to his ladderAndrew Dunn / Wikimedia Commons

As I say a word,
it reminds me of you -
my world is not yours
and yours can’t be mine.

As I surmount this ladder,
of trying to say things –
you threw it away as if
you want to see me falling.

As I fall, I start whistling,
the things I can’t say –
like this crazy you who
said things he couldn’t say.


Mountain View

The Sound of Cosmopolitan Bombay: Gulshan Ewing

As I start seeing semblances,
a likely bias stops me –
for my intuition and illogic,
but you seem to hold me.

As I am about to touch down,
you connect me to forms of life –
of thoughts, habits, and cultures,
of being able to love and loved by.

As I think of love, I think of you
and the moment expands to eternity –
my heart glazes intensely on imagining
your passion, profundity, and intensity.

In short Who was Wittgenstein?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, born 26 April 1889 in Vienna and died 29 April 1951, was a philosopher who taught at the University of Cambridge. Some consider him to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century.

Wittgenstein's Ladder is a philosophical proposition about the nature of learning which states that, in his words,

"My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them—as steps—to climb beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright."

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