Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives. — Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna (via slanting)
… while skepticism and lunacy are from opposite ends of the mind.
Lunacy and faith are inseparable.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. — Lee Iacocca, automobile executive (b. 1924)
A bird calls from a tree. It is late evening in the summer. I remember the woods behind my childhood home. The sun is below the horizon. Someone is watching prime-time television. It’s time to come inside; it’s getting dark.
Ideas are neutral. Intention is powerful.
I’m working on a piece with another artist; we’re both focused on the look and the how-to. Are we moving forward when we define the aesthetic before we define its intention?
It’s troubling. Art that is neutral is art that is not worth making, just as declarations of true indifference are not worth the wasted breath.
The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that. —
Thank you for this.(via journalofanobody)
We aren’t the only ones to write and read, to code, to decipher the codes of others, to understand, mutate, invent, communicate, exchange signals, process information, encounter one another… to thus win our lives. Everything in the world does it, like us: the light, the wind, the rain, chemical reactions and the reactions of living things, the yews and the sperm whales. The world resonates with a common language, no doubt formal, I don’t know if it’s poetic but what does it matter, the essential thing remains sharing these codings, this universal language, music and science.”
~ Michel Serres [Biogea, 2012:172] (via ganaya)