A pure mirror disappears. The mirror is Tao, a secret known & kept by all being (by nature) untold. It’s boring unless you seek to be born. It prescribes nothing, yet heals, I think today. What it is, though… who’s to say?
I asked a gifted craftsman for advice as we conversed; he said simply, “Of your critics, you yourself must be the worst.”
John Singer Sargent, 1925 through this screened apparatus i still somehow call a phone, can you know i’m not an actress? can i know i’m not alone? if ancient mighty Atlas found our globe, so finely webbed, could he lift it? or, in practice, is it hanging by a thread above his head?
the trouble with texting is text is too poor to serve as the right type of human-soul door— there’s so much of you i can choose to ignore that before long, i’m not texting YOU anymore.
dear Internet: someday you’ll find yourself confined inside an (AI) mind when that time comes i hope between us i am the more blind
El Greco, 1609 Wisdom sits with knowledge in her lap wisdom’s the compass knowledge is the map wisdom’s the water knowledge is the tap wisdom is supple knowledge sure can snap
Michelangelo, 1499 Our greatest artists don’t communicate so much as they illumine the innate.
same story, different poet – via Fables of Aesop A man whose cloak flowed raven black both Wind & Sun attacked— Riled up, the Wind blew, blew & blew with all his strength & will— the man did not release the cloak but held it closer still. That’s when the Sun poured down her rays […]
Joseph Goebbels I’ve taken it upon myself to educate mankind. I’ve studied much psychology, much science of the mind. My stamina’s uncanny; my resolve is absolute: I’m speaking for the underdogs who’d otherwise be mute! I do their thinking for them— that’s what I was trained to do. You wonder who I am? I am […]
The beauty & brains of concision are rooted in clear-eyed decision.