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Responsible words

March 25, 2008

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Quarantine, a subject raised all too rarely, provides the evidence of the ill we suffer and all too secretly wish to publicise as a matter of course in the diminished interstices of the mundane as the sole complaint of the essential human truth, to forward that dream that things would be otherwise were it not needed, but which in […]

The Literal Truth

March 25, 2008

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Early period Pink Floyd is better than middle or late Pink Floyd. The Adventures of Odysseus are better than The Adventures of Bilbo Baggins.  Flat cartoons are better than three dimensional … Why is it more interesting to say “There you will find the desert” – the void – than “There you will find djinns”?  […]

Not Happy

March 18, 2008

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I’ve beat my drum I’ve sung my song And I aint happy No I’m not *  This goigeous walk 17 blocks in the rain.  Phenomenal. Do you want some cawfee?

The Face of the Absolute

March 16, 2008

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The Virgin looks at the Child. The face of God: the Absolute.

A Pair of Bright Spectacles

March 13, 2008

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Suppose I have a pair of ‘bright’ spectacles; these, when I put them on, allow me to speak fluently in German. German words appear; grammar; meaning.  “So that language is really in the spectacles.” But then in talking up a fluent German don’t the words come from me, from inside my head; aren’t they mine?