Saturday, August 29, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 240

Soundbite Diner

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
C. G. Jung

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 239

Pieces De Resistance

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

or woman....

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 238

Logos Lego

Borges… like Joyce…used universal culture as an instrument of play.
Umberto Eco
Borges And My Anxiety Of Influence

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 237

Aporetic Tikkun Olam

It is the lucid vertigo of a language that is trying to redefine the world while it redefines itself in the full knowledge that, in an age that is still uncertain, the key to the revelation of the world can be found not in the straight line but only in the labyrinth.
Umberto Eco
A Portrait Of The Artist As Bachelor


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 236

Thought Pivots

A mammal swells and circles and lays him down. You and I have finished swelling; our circling periods are playing out, but we can still leave footprints in a trail whose end we do not know.

Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.
Annie Dillard
For The Time Being