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Monday, July 13, 2020

Ever

Ever distant, ever desired.
Ever desired, ever denied.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

On ambition

Ambition has many forms, but if it is fueled by a desire for wealth, it isn't ambition, it's greed.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

New poems

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

An imaginary story (Harari)

Paradoxically, the more sacrifices we make for an imaginary story, the stronger the story becomes, because we desperately want to give meaning to these sacrifices and to the suffering we have caused.

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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The failure

The failure is not in the confusion of the arrangement
but in the mistaken boundaries of our categories.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

On history (Harari)

History isn't a single narrative, but thousands of alternative narratives. Whenever we choose to tell one, we are also choosing to silence others.

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Life

Life is too short to commit to anything.
But life doesn't work if you don't.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Hope (Jensen)

Hope can be like a plant that sprouts and grows and keeps people alive. But it can also be a wound that refuses to heal.

Carsten Jensen, We, The Drowned

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

The seed

Admiration is the seed of disappointment.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Each poem

Each poem reveals its own requirements.  None owe anything to any that came before, nor leave anything to any that follow.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Never confuse

Never confuse the arrogance of the conqueror with the confidence of the civilizer.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Kentucky butter bundt cake

From this recipe.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Continuity

Continuity is the only illusion.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

On understanding

All understanding lies in misunderstanding.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Desperation

Desperation does not imbue
a lie with efficacy.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Setting out

The joy of setting out is independent from any idea of destination.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Monsters (Sapkowski)

People like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like to think that the Bane entering cottages at daybreak is more monstrous than they are. They feel better then. They find it easier to live.

Andrzej Sapkowski, The Last Wish

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New poems

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Monday, June 08, 2020

On hell

Hell is the persistence of the consequences of mistakes.

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Sunday, June 07, 2020

One subject (Tolstoy)

It is known that man has the ability to immerse himself entirely in one subject, however insignificant it might seem. And it is known that there is no subject so insignificant that it will not expand to infinity, if attention is concentrated on it.

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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