STENDHAL SYNDROME

STENDHAL SYNDROME He gave his nom de plume to a syndrome that speeds the heart and makes consciousness faint in the presence of preserved pronouncements, skillfully and visually presented, conveying significance or beauty. Art is a three-letter word, and, like God, sublime for the most part. Look in its face, and you‘ll see beyond brushstrokes […]

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EVENING NEWS

EVENING NEWS   “I don’t want a lecture; please don’t shout it. Just tell me what you think it means for me. I don’t want to know too much about it – just bottom-line it; the details bore me. “I don’t want to hear, if it’s depressing. Just say what’s immediately in store. My plate […]

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POTENTIAL ROAD KILL

POTENTIAL ROAD KILL We’ve grown beyond our own biology. Natures’ slow process of evolution cannot keep pace with our technology but needs generations for solution. As we refine our new machinery, We redefine the world and way we live. We redesign our planet’s greenery, and undermine a balance tentative – the tipping point that we […]

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DARK ENERGY ILLUSION

DARK ENERGY ILLUSION If you travel at near the speed of light, the Universe before you seems to shrink, but as you slow down, then what you see might appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think. And if this actually is the case – that what we see is truly expanding – as we […]

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PARABOLIC HYPERBOLE

PARABOLIC HYPERBOLE   “The Geometry of Gravity,” reads the card of the museum’s display where metal spheres are leisurely launched along the lip of a parabolic funnel. They eddy in a sort of perpetual motion, their descent as imperceptible as inevitable. Early on, they collide, kissingly, as the longer rolling elliptically hoist themselves into intersecting […]

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HAI-KŌAN

HAI-KŌAN   Each ball rolls as pushed, yet, try to repeat one path, mostly chaos wins. A kōan (公案) is a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment or the “great doubt” in the student practitioner.  

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Organism

ORGANISM   We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.

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SCENE SEEN

   SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]

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