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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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Living Within the Infinite

Humanity exists in the space between the infinitely large and the infinitely small. These are not my words. They are paraphrased from Milan Kundera’s “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting,” in which he paraphrases those words being said by some … Continue reading

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