Monthly Archives: April 2013

starry starry night

Staying the Night at a Mountain Temple Li Bai The high tower is a hundred feet tall, From here one’s hand could pluck the stars. I do not dare to speak in a loud voice, I fear to disturb the … Continue reading

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once harm has been done, even a fool understands it

Homer said that. One longs for Prometheus, eh? Pro : fore, Prometheus is foresight, the god who got us fire, knowing we would need it. Knowing he’d have his liver eaten out for providing it. Foresight is a hero, my … Continue reading

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made of this

What happens if you leave the brain alone, if you say, darling, take a little me-time, some R & R just for yourself ? It writes fiction. It creates images. Dreams are the mind’s natural form of healing, the essence … Continue reading

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why i might have to believe in the devil or conspiracy theories

I thought that once they killed Tamrelan and caught Dzhokar Tsarnaev that it was going to be the perfect moment where we would reinstate, restate, renew our commitment to American justice. The young men are dead and caught, respectively. There … Continue reading

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hope in the place i wouldn’t look

I spent a lot of time writing a post on Wednesday about freedom and stories and meaning and Aaron Schwartz and the Boston Marathon bombs and maybe I’ll post it in a few days. Something about it is bothering me … Continue reading

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a grain of salt

The thing that makes me aware that there is more in heaven and earth than is dreamt of in your philosophy Horatio, is beauty. The beauty of the world is essentially gratuitous. The most beautiful things, as Ruskin says, are … Continue reading

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