Thursday, May 30, 2019

We make
what we can't find
in the world,

and in history
we find who we can't make
of ourselves.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Most of it is unnecessary.
Some of it is possible.

We do what must be done.
The rest remains to be seen.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Use your eyes, Man.
Your fate is no longer
in your hands;
it is in your tools.

The equipment IS
the predicament.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Composure is not a balance
but a tension
between intuitions and institutions,
the media of our immediacy,
our disposition to experience
the presence of reason and passion
amid distraction.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The concept is the presence
of past perception in the thought.

Emotion is the presence
of past* action in the feeling.

*Or is it future action? Is an emotion perhaps the "promise" associated with a feeling. Hope and fear would be the classic examples.

Thought is what remains
unseen beyond perception.

Feeling is what remains
undone in action.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Belief is what your experience has.
Desire is what your experience wants.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

A box is a machine made of wood,
a thing to put other things in.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

When we oppose the passions
with our reasons
or our concepts
with our emotions

we must remember that each
has it own rightness
and none is righteous
on its own.

It is tempting to surrender
our wills to
our beliefs, our intellect
to our desire,

but our composure depends
neither on the purity
of our deference, nor the piety
of our references.

It is easy to choose one
over the other;
the difficulty
is keeping it together.

Friday, May 03, 2019

From Being and Time, H. 136:

"...the falsification of the phenomena [of mood], which banishes them to the sanctuary of the irrational..."

"Dasein factically can, should, and must master its mood with knowledge and will"

"we never master a mood by being free of a mood, but always through a counter mood."

"...attunement discloses Dasein in its thrownness and, initially and for the most part, in the mode of an evasive turning away."

To this, we should add:

Deference is to power what reference is to knowledge.

Mood is to deference what ________ is to reference.

Note: mood = courage = mind?

Perhaps mood is to deference what mood is to reference. The tension out of which both emerge?