Thursday, July 25, 2019

The weight of ordinary objects,
the light of orderly subjects.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Best perhaps sometimes
not to understand
and yet to obey
somewhere certainly true.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Imagination intervenes
between thought and feeling.
Imagination intercedes
between the cynic and the fool.

It makes the move
available to sensation,
finds sense
beneath the motivation.

Imagination lifts
the melancholy fit.
Imagination stills
the foolish start.

The Analogy of Melancholy

Unchecked, unhinged,

reason leads
to melancholy,
passion, out
through folly.

For the pleasure
of thinking,
the pure feeling
of certainty,

passion brings
reason brings us
to despair,

senseless, unmoved.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Morality is how
people keep each
other in line.

Causality is how
things do it.

"The word [Einstein] used is: they're 'relative'. I prefer 'personal'." (Kip Thorne)

Everything is relative.
Everyone is personal.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

The Deep Lithograph

At the edge
of our field of vision
galaxies recede
at the speed of light.

This is the furthest
we can see.
Our longest view.

At the tip
of our manipulations
we arrange molecules
across a distance of a few atoms.

It is the least
we can do.
Our softest touch.

This is a juxtaposition of two allusions: one to the Hubble Deep Field and the other to A Boy and his Atom. The ideogram is in fact nicely explicated by this film from IBM about the making of the latter.