Image from Living Architecture: India via butdoesitfloat
LINK REMIX: Drowning our debts and worries in the techno bog.
The mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.
- D. H. Lawrence. via whiskey river
We buy our books to give shape to our thinking, but it never occurs to us that the manner in which we make our purchases may have a more lasting influence on our character than the contents of the book.
When dollar-gold convertibility was abandoned once and for all in 1973, borrowers and lenders began to ply a more insubstantial trade. .. Paper money debts, being no more than titles to future slips of paper, multiply more easily than debts reckoned in fixed sums of specie, and, starting in the early 1970s, overall indebtedness has indeed grown faster than most national economies.
The Reformation .. emphasized a Protestant’s private communion with the Lord. Thus, individuals were left to manage their own bad consciences .. Kierkegaard and then the existentialists would riff on this theme of a dread that attends individual freedom and responsibility.
new technology typically sets in motion a now familiar script. At first, the technology is deemed to have little import or to fulfill only very specific, limited uses. Consider, for example, this casual dismissal by The New York Times in 1939: “The problem with television is that people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.”
How dare you call me a Nazi?”
“You effectively are behaving as one. You’re not voting against them. Which has the effect of helping them.”
“That’s ridiculous. I like Schindler’s List as much as the next guy. I hate Nazis!”“Just not enough to do the one thing they don’t want, to vote against them.”
We are all living a dream that our hearts are pure tuning forks, and we simply have to tune out the noises around us and listen to the pure vibration coming from our hearts, and then – beyond all concern for evidence or the reality of the way things work – we will know what to do.
I was literally glutted with culture, I had to come out and put my head in a stream in a bog in Connemara and let it all wash out and start again and remake my mind.
♫ Music: Waves in Water via shellachead:
Jal tarang is an instrument that consists of ceramic bowls tuned by water .. It’s used in both Hindustani and Carnatic music.