Thursday, November 20, 2014

"2.151  The form of representation is the possibility that the things are combined with one another as are the elements of the picture.

2.1511 Thus the picture is linked with reality; it reaches up to it."

(LW, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1918.  For an alternate view, see R. Scott, 1979)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
"[V]essels, unable to contain the great light flowing into them, shatter and break. . . the remains of the broken vessels fall . . . into the lowest world, where they remain scattered and hidden."  (D. W. Menzi & Z. Paheh, The Tree of Life, Chayyim Vital's Introduction to the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria)

"Rape constitutes the loss of your body, which is all you are, to someone else. I have never been raped. But I have, several times as a child, been punched / stomped / kicked / bumrushed while walking home from school, and thus lost my body. The worst part for me was not the experience, but the humiliation of being unable to protect my body, which is all I am, from predators. Even now as I sketch this out for you publicly, I am humiliated all again. And this happened when I was a child."
Monday, November 17, 2014

 "[A] freer musical sensibility that emphasized synthesis: rock, funk, disco, and new strains of soul music marked by elaborate arrangements and lengthy running times...."
Sunday, November 16, 2014

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