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Music, Noise, Future, and the foolishness of confidence (a passage from Kundera)

I read a passage of Milan Kundera today that I would like to share.  Please forgive me, copyright hawks.  It is about the unpredictability of the future and the foolishness of confidence, as told via an anecdote about 20th Century … Continue reading

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Time Must be Stopped

I, among billions of earthly cohorts, once wished there was more time.  Every day I would struggle to do what I needed to do, and every day, I would fail.  I (surely along with you, comrade – let us commiserate) … Continue reading

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Pictures and Narcissism

During my white middle-class young-adult rite of passage backpacking through Europe, I had the fortune of passing through Bucharest, Romania, where I spent a night on the floor of a complete stranger’s apartment. He wasn’t the first complete stranger I … Continue reading

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Your body as you

When I was young and stupid (although I still am), I discounted physical existence as a distraction.  Metaphysical existence beyond our touchable realities – that is to say our thoughts and emotions – was somehow more true to one’s identity … Continue reading

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Roads and Highways (Kundera)

I quote: “Road: a strip of ground over which one walks.  A highway differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. … Continue reading

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The Paradisiacal Idyll of Animals – by Milan Kundera

While discussing what it is we’re looking for in life, a passage of prose by Milan Kundera was brought to my mind. It discusses the sanctity of animals, and how our relations to them are important for indicating what kind … Continue reading

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Divinity and Feces

Anyone who has been reading my journal knows darn well I have an odd fascination with poop, and if you don’t know that, well now you do.  It’s not the thing or act itself that fascinates me as much as … Continue reading

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