"I’m not doing anything meaningful, but if you want to take it seriously, we can talk about it"
black tomato. svanholm. denmark
"The difference between science and philosophy is that the scientist learns more and more about less and less until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything."
(Source: , via explore-blog)
Play- Samuel Beckett
I saw this for the first time almost four years ago. I finally found it. It has haunted me.
“Silence and darkness were all I craved. Well, I get a certain amount of both. They being one. Perhaps it is more wickedness to pray for more.”
i am sitting in the woods and I see things
I see things.
what is it to understand that not everyone sees the way you do? Is that a life-process? Is it necessary?
I see things,
I see things, but I don’t understand. I cannot communicate how or why I see the things I do. My eye communicates what my brain thinks; it fills in where my words fail. There are no words in my world.
I see things
but I don’t understand.
I cannot explain, for I have no words. I have photographs.
I see things
I have always seen things.
maybe someday I will understand, but for now, I will show you.
"post-him is the now, marked by a new he. i suppose that renders the bulk of my life simply as ‘they’…in a masculine tense, of course. spanish would be so much more useful here."
"Of course, literature must operate within boundaries. (Like all human activities. The only boundless activity is being dead.) The problem is that the boundaries most people want to draw would choke off the freedom of literature to be what it can be, in all its inventiveness and capacity to be agitated."
Susan Sontag (for Chandler)
"Every border is an illusion, set up in order to calm us and to lead us to believe in a permanent location. And yet, without borders, without this illusion of borders, we are incapable of living, either as individuals or in relation to others."
"What we need, it seems, are not enormous ideas, nor the abandonment of synthesizing notions altogether. What we need are ways of thinking that are responsive to particularities, to individualities, oddities, discontinuities, contrasts, and singularities, responsive to what Charles Taylor has called “deep diversity,” a plurality of ways of belonging and being…"
Clifford Geertz, Available Light
"It was vertigo. A heady, insuperable longing to fall. We might also call vertigo the intoxication of the weak. Aware of his weakness, a man decides to give in rather than stand up to it. He is drunk with weakness, wishes to grow even weaker, wishes to fall down in the middle of the main square in front of everybody, wishes to be down, lower than down."
the unbearable lightness of being