Ushikawa always saw himself as a realist, and he actually was. Metaphysical speculation wasn’t his thing. If something really existed, you had to accept it as a reality, whether or not it made sense or was logical.
Murakami Haruki, 1Q84
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, SJ [via Rainn Wilson’s USC Baccalaureate Speech 2014 - a surprising talk altogether from Rainn, who declares himself a Baha’i]
A worker gets a job in Siberia; aware of how all mail will be read by censors, he tells his friends: “Let’s establish a code: if a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink, it is true; if it is written in red ink, it is false.” After a month, his friends get the first letter, written in blue ink: “Everything is wonderful here: stores are full, food is abundant, apartments are large and properly heated, movie theaters show films from the West, there are many beautiful girls ready for an affair—the only thing unavailable is red ink.
[via Slavoj Žižek - #8 at http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/slavoj-zizeks-jokes.html]
I want films that in some way say something positive. I’m bored shitless by nihilism and post-modernism. It’s a busted flush. Every kind of media is just drowning in its own irony. [via http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/feb/06/steve-coogan-pope-francis-philomena-lee]
Steve Coogan after meeting Pope Francis and other church officials and their unexpectedly positive reception of the suffering raised in the movie “Philomena”
You know we’re constantly taking. We don’t make most of the food we eat, we don’t grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge.
De tus lágrimas
Full moon aperture
this december seventeenth.
God sets up for night shot.
by @aserramonner #hailenge13 https://twitter.com/aserramonner/status/413046062945816576
Hunting for presents
The Christmas tree glows
by @jan_morovic #hailenge13 https://twitter.com/jan_morovic/status/413047408265023488
Deep breath in soccerless times,
Void pointers in the wannabe papers,
Literati’s sandwich wrap.
by @nviciano #hailenge13 https://twitter.com/nviciano/status/413048075859820544
Cold wait by the door
The promise was imagined
No reason to go.
by @juntoalcamino #hailenge13 https://twitter.com/juntoalcamino/status/413055558896599040
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