Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

i like em quietly crazy

"Tell everybody that I feel free and strong and I send my greetings and love to all the sisters and brothers out there." Patty Hearst, April 15

"Some of us are born rebellious. Reading the story of Zelda Fitzgerald by Nancy Milford, I identified with her muntinous spirit. I remember passing shopwindows with my mother and asking why people didn't just kick them in. She explained that there were unspoken rules of social behavior, and that's the way we coexist as people. I felt instantly confined by the notion that we are born into a world where everything was mapped out by those before us. I struggled to suppress destructive impulses and worked instead on creative ones. Still, the small rule-hating self within me did not die." Patti Smith

I still look for you, in my limited manner.

"The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world in order to do his work. It's the artist's responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labor of creation.
I left Mephisopheles, the angels, and the remnants of our handmade world, saying, 'I choose Earth." Patti Smith

Paths that will cross again

Monday, March 7, 2011

'What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'

Friedrich Nietzsche 
The Gay Science, §341

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 Quarterly Update & Evaluation

Becoming ambidextrous.

Utilizing language more thoroughly and effectively.

Thinking fewer negative thoughts and generally being a nicer human.

I am making good progress here.

Reading more.

Utilizing time more effectively.

Thinking fewer negative thoughts and generally being a nicer human.

There is more progress to be made here.