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Wednesday July 29, 2015
We enter the void for today's Quote/Picture/Video.
And you have been forever, and will be forever, and all the worrisome smashings of your foot on innocent cupboard doors it was only the Void pretending to be a man pretending not to know the Void.
Some faux-losophy from a guy who I want to like but really don't. I should read more of his stuff before I judge him, but this quote makes him seem like a hack trying to sound mystical or deep. Like a less mystical Kahlil Gibran. There are some interesting philosophical ideas here (have we been forever? will we be forever?) but lines about “worrisome smashings of your foot on innocent cupboard doors” scream of trying too hard.
My simple analysis:
Have we been forever? No. We aren't God for crying out loud.
Will we be forever? Yes, so begin working towards it as soon as possible.
Are we a void? No, we are who we are. Our individualism is important. Eternal. This is the biggest problem I have with Eastern philosophy.
Shaq > Kerouac
Lay down all thought
Fittingly trippy video for this one. Supposedly it was put together by Beatles assistant Neil Aspinall in 1967 for an unfinished third Beatles movie.
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