Smudged fingerprint on the door. Crushed cigarette in a glass. Wrinkle in the brain crumpling to a crease.
~ Sandra Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories
[Sculpture by: Maria Rubinke]
The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. —
(Source: thelittleyellowdiary, via journalofanobody)
The truth has a strange way of following you, of coming up to you and making you listen to what it has to say. — Sandra Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories
The thought that scientific achievement is worthwhile because it can make the world better rather than worse, is a belief in divine providence. There is not enough data available to draw any sort of rational conclusion.
[Image: Clayton Cubitt Melted Cross In the Snow]
In “The Sense of Order,” E. H. Gombrich (1994) wrestles with the tensions between pleasing repetition and uninteresting redundancy. As he reflects on pavement designs he notes the pleasure in encountering one whose pattern cannot be fully grasped. Gombrich explains this desire for variation or complexity in terms of the information theory emerging at the time, which posits that information increases in step with unpredictability (9). He goes on to speculate that the viewer examines patterns by trying to anticipate what comes next. “Delight,” he writes, “lies somewhere between boredom and confusion.” — 10 print chr$(205.5+rnd(1)) goto 10