Friday, November 13, 2015

the caterpillers of the earth

Anthropocene Denial Bingo. (via wood_s lot) "Maybe the problem for culture is not to disrupt people’s illusions – when has that ever lasted long or for many? – but to create a new illusory envelope. One at least more attuned to what kinds of action in the world such delusion needs to motivate."

" to publish 10 to 20 new Kindle books a day without writing a word..."--from a 2011 article on reuters --& that's not even counting fake publishers

"For he that is not glad of any just occasion of Martyrdome, has not the faith he professeth but pretends it onely, to set some colour upon his own contumacy." --Hobbes

The World of Black Midi. (via Lanny Quarles on Fb)

"He [Rolfe] asserted, also, that he understood in part the language of the cats; and events so far bore out his claim that when, in the moonlight, he muttered his incantations on the lawn, strange cats as well as those of the household abandoned their prowls to rub purringly against his legs." --The Quest for Corvo

(via national weather service via Wes Hartman on Fb)


"Libraries were monuments not so much to the Past, but to Permanence itself." --Gregory Benford

The Making of a Fly.

"The minion of the sorcerer prince at the Bridge of the Winter" --Hymns of Zarathustra, Yasna 51:12

"The metaphysicians of Tlön are not looking for truth, nor even for an approximation of it; they are after a kind of amazement."
     ―Jorge Luis Borges, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

A version of "Let It Be" played on pan pipes.



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