Sonntag, 27. November 2016

on waiting.

How can we learn to value the concept of waiting for anything?
"The notion of value depends on our own investment in an object. If an object is to be valuable, we have to invest ourselves in it. There is no better investment than to give one's time, to wait for something. Most often, if one gets a desired object immediately, one's own being is not involved in that object, and the object remains impersonal, exchangeable, dispensable. It has nothing of ourselves in it."

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2016

"Went to see a movie show
Found myself an empty row
Thought the show was just alright
Same old Saturday night
Then I made the usual stop
Coffee at the coffee shop
Friendly face nowhere in sight
Same old Saturday night"

written by Sammy Cahn and Frank Reardon.

Sonntag, 25. September 2016

autumn bucket list.

  1. read. a lot. maybe: Siri Hustvedt, Virginia Woolf, Zadie Smith; definitely: "Autumn" by Ali Smith
  2. bake. at least 3 times. a birthday cake, a homely bake, an apple pie or tart
  3. go for walks. often. listen to podcasts or to the leaves crunching under your feet.
  4. discover new coffeehouses. read or relocate your office.
  5. listen to my fave "autumn albums", eg. this, this and this one.

Donnerstag, 22. September 2016

"Ich bin nicht Siddhartha, ich bin nur immer wieder auf dem Wege zu ihm [...] Man darf sich nie auf eine gefundene Wahrheit versteifen, auch nicht auf die eines Buches, denn das Suchen kann wohl gelernt werden, das Finden nicht. Aber jeden Augenblick steht dieses Wunder uns offen."

- Hermann  Hesse. Brief an Bruno Randusus, ca. 1922