Everything in her head, went off at once like a thousand pieces of fireworks

Everything in her head, went off at once like a thousand pieces of fireworks

"But I! I would have given you everything. I would have sold all, worked for you with my hands, I would have begged on the ...

continue... 22 December 2010 // Literature

No matter! She was not happy—she never had been

At last he managed to get rid of him, and rushed straight to the hotel. Emma was no longer there. She had just gone in a fit of anger. She detested him now. This failing to keep their rendezvous seemed to her an insult, and she tried to rake up other reasons to separate herself from him. He was incapable of heroism, weak, banal, more spiritless than a woman, avaricious ...

continue... 06 December 2010 // Literature
far too regular for any substance meant to live

far too regular for any substance meant to live

Young Wilson Alwyn Bentley became fascinated with snow crystals while living in his family's farm. On the 15th of January, at the age of 20, he ...

continue... 02 December 2010 // Literature, Nature

what is the organ for our sense of time?

"And how long does that take?" Hans Castorp turned around to ask.

Joachim raised seven fingers.

"Seven minutes must be up by now."

Joachim shook his head. After a while he took the thermometer out of his mouth, looked at it, and said, "Yes, when you pay close attention to it - time, I mean - it goes very slowly. I truly like measuring my temperature four times a day, ...

continue... 27 November 2010 // Art, Literature

Time destroys everything

As Time destroys everything, maybe there are no good or bad deeds, just simply "deeds". [caption id="attachment_1246" align="alignnone" width="550" caption="Marcel Duchamp Fountain, 1916-1917"][/caption]
continue... 26 November 2010 // Art, Literature

Heraclitus: The Father of the Doctrine of Flux and the Unity of Opposites

'Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers'

A Greek Philosopher of the late 6th century BCE, Heraclitus criticizes his predecessors and contemporaries for their failure to see the unity in experience. He claims to announce an everlasting Word (Logos) according to which all things are one, in some sense. Opposites are necessary for life, but they are unified in a system of balanced exchanges. The world ...

continue... 25 November 2010 // Literature
Dystopian Literature: A Futuristic Society

Dystopian Literature: A Futuristic Society

3 Novels on Dystopia (noun):
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding

Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes written 1984) is a 1949 dystopian novel by ...

continue... 16 November 2010 // Books, Literature

Beauty is a world betrayed…

"When she told her French friends about it, they were amazed. "You mean you don't want to fight the occupation of your country?" She would have liked to tell them that behind Communism, Fascism, behind all occupations and invasions lurks a more basic, pervasive evil and that the image of that evil was a parade of people marching by with raised fists and shouting identical syllables in unison. But she ...

continue... 15 November 2010 // Literature
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