Saturday, November 29, 2008


"I dream about being with you, forever"
"Forever? And you are ready right now?"
"Is it not enough just to have a long and happy life with me?"
"Yeah, for now..."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Virginia Woolf

The last scene from my favourite movie, The Hours, based largely on one of my favourite author, Virginia Woolf's classic almost self-autobiography book Mrs Dalloway. Awesome and intense.

"Dear Leonard:

To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is.
At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away.

Leonard, always the years between us, always the years.

Always the love.

Always the hours."

I Am An Astronomer

In the shadow of the temple my friend and I saw a blind man sitting alone. And my friend said, “Behold the wisest man of our land.” 

Then I left my friend and approached the blind man and greeted him. And we conversed. 

After a while I said, “Forgive my question; but since when has thou been blind?” 

“From my birth,” he answered. 

Said I, “And what path of wisdom followest thou?” 

Said he, “I am an astronomer.” 

Then he placed his hand upon his breast saying, “I watch all these suns and moons and stars.”

... The Madman, Kahlil Gibran


Until lions write their own history,
the tale of the hunt shall always
glorify the hunter.


Small heroes master their enemies. 
Big heroes master themselves.

Eternity At Sea

That if I would,
I would stand immortally at sea
Gazing for eternity at sea

The beauty struck sea
I’d set leave of quay
To immortally find way

Stand upon the ocean shore
Reverberating sea splashing at my feet
Shore washing sea, covering my feet

To close my eyes is to be at sea
This dream lasts all day to me
One day is like twenty years at sea

That if I would,
I would stand immortally at sea
Hoping for eternity at sea

Wonder covered sea
I would bless the shore
And leave to be once more

Out at sea to sail
And stand upon a ship and sway
Listen to the creak of the wood, and say

To close my eyes is to be at sea
A dream that lasts eternity
Eternity, guaranteed, to live

Would one day be eternity
I would spend it out at sea
Stand upon the ocean shore, foaming at my feet

... Annie Cordelia Adams

Here I Came To The Very Edge...

Here I came to the very edge 
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.

... It Is Born, Pablo Neruda

Friday, November 7, 2008


"There is nothing more difficult to convey than reality in all its ordinariness. Flaubert was fond of saying that it takes a lot of hard work to portray mediocrity. Sociologists run into this problem all the time: How can we make the ordinary extraordinary and evoke ordinariness in such a way that people will see just how extraordinary it is?"

... Pierre Bourdieu


"I did it! I did it! I am a wild success! I sold them all, all my paintings.
You don't have to be embarrassed by me anymore, I'm rich! Isn't that what you wanted, aren't we happy now?

Don't you understand: that everything I do, I do it for you.
Anything, that might be special in me - is you..."


"Criticism is a matter of flushing out ... thought and trying to change it: to show that things are not as self-evident as one believed, to see that which is accepted as self-evident will no longer be seen as such. Practicing criticism is a matter of making facile gestures difficult. ... As soon as one can no longer think things as one formerly thought them, transformation becomes both very urgent, very difficult, and quite possible."

... Michel Foucault

About Us

"The beauty of our society is: it isolates everybody.
Each person is sitting alone in front of the tube.
And it's very hard to have ideas or thoughts under those circumstances"

... Noam Chomsky