Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mind and Memory: 4 Quotes and 5 Visual Metaphors

“It isn’t so astonishing, the number of things I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren’t so.” Mark Twain (1835–1910) “Do you ever get that strange feeling of vujà dé? Not déjà vu; vujà dé. … Continue reading

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How To Grow an Open Mind

“I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.” Benedict Spinoza, A Political Treatise, 1677 “The important events of a person’s life are the products of chains of … Continue reading

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Quotes and Compositions

“Your shock is the shock that attends all new and sudden acquisitions of knowledge. Things go on behind your back, and you resent this. You’re reminded that not even youth possesses total awareness of the magnitude, subtlety, and horror of … Continue reading

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2 Symbiotic Structures

Symbiotic Structure II: Tumbler (ball point, gel pen, mechanical pencil and eraser on calligraphy paper) I like this one this way, and the one below maybe the best. Thus the title. Symbiotic Structure 1 (ball point on calligraphy paper) This … Continue reading

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We Are In A Jam, No Matter When

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813 – 1855) ‘The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday–but never jam to-day.’ ‘It MUST come sometimes to “jam to-day,”‘ Alice objected. ‘No, … Continue reading

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Clover Blossom Sunset

On the window sill, a clover blossom, picked a week ago now fading to brown in a cup, dark against the sunset.

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2 Forests in Black and White and One Quote

Electric Forest (Fountain Pen on Calligraphy Paper) “I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not.” Philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) Origami Forest Night (ball point on calligraphy paper)

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