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Friday, September 22, 2017

Two-step mourning

Cry for the loss.
Then cry for what is lost.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

More on truth

If everything occurs in infinite iterations, does that render the concept of truth meaningless (or so trivial as to be insignificant)?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On truth

Truth is the accurate perception of the inevitable and the extant.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Notice

Notice, don't obsess.

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New poems

+15

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Monday, September 18, 2017

No past (Flanagan)

A happy man has no past, while an unhappy man has nothing else.

Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

On seeing

Criticism blinds; praise blinds; expectation blinds; desire blinds.

Perhaps seeing isn't the objective?

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Quarrel

We quarrel with words,
but it is not with words that we quarrel.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Abstraction

People fear abstraction because they are afraid of being forced to acknowledge that they are abstraction.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Path & destination

Path without destination is paradox.
Destination without path is pretense.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New poems

+15

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My way

Obviously I prefer my way
or it wouldn't be my way.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

General approach (Boo)

His general approach toward his neighbors was this: "The better I know you, the more I will dislike you, and the more you will dislike me. So let us keep to ourselves."

Katherine Boo, Behind The Beautiful Forevers

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On freedom

Freedom is always relative, subject to applicable constraints. The notion of absolute freedom is inherently nonsensical.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Upon discovering the nature

The best are the most shocked upon discovering the nature of the average.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

What we seek

Perhaps what we seek in God is something we can't destroy.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Nothing else (Krishnamurti)

So you see that you cannot depend upon anybody. There is no guide, no teacher, no authority. There is only you—your relationship with others and with the world—there is nothing else. When you realise this, it either brings great despair, from which comes cynicism and bitterness, or, in facing the fact that you and nobody else are responsible for the world and for yourself, for what you think, what you feel, how you act, all self-pity goes.

J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

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But true

Truth is God, but true.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

What doesn't

Only what doesn't know can wonder.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Isolate, Diversions, Necronyms, Good Enough

The Hamilton Stone Review has accepted four of my poems—"Isolate," "Diversions," "Necronyms," and "Good Enough"—for publication in their next issue!

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