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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Up above

Up above
Aliens hover
Making home movies
For the folks back home

Of all these weird creatures
Who lock up their spirits
Drill holes in themselves
And live for their secrets

Subterranean Homesick Alien --- Radiohead

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

knowledge vs wisdom

Simply put, knowledge corresponds to the past... it is (like) technology. Wisdom is the future, it is (like) philosophy... it is people's hearts that moves the age. While knowledge may provide a useful point of reference it cannot become a force to guide the future. By contrast, wisdom captivates people's hearts and has the power to open a new age. Wisdom is the key to understanding the age, creating the time. -- Daisaku Ikeda

From the song "Wisdom", album ‘Future 2 Future’ -- Herbie Hancock

Monday, April 27, 2009

Invisible Cities I --- Italo Calvino

Marco enters a city; he sees someone in a square living a life or an instant that could be his; he could now be in that man's place, if he had stopped in time, long ago; or if, long ago, at a crossroad, instead of taking one road he had taken the opposite one, and after long wandering he had come to be in the place of that man in that square.
By now, from that real or hypothetical past of his, he is excluded; he cannot stop; he must go on to another city, where another of his past awaits him [...].

Friday, April 10, 2009


Thousands Mourn Quake Victims at Funeral Mass --

The funeral service was led by the Vatican’s second highest official, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who told the mourners that death teaches us that “everything can stop in a moment.” When everything ends, he said, “All that remains is love.”

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Those who have no wisdom
yet count their wealth by what they get.
You who have the grace to live:
count your wealth by what you give!

Clarissa Meister-Petersen & Piet Hein