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Self-transcendence

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 55 blocks • 10 days ago

Being a writer, in my experience, means putting up with an inner voice — a maker of sentences — that is always clamoring to be heard. More and more, I find myself listening for the moments when that voice lapses.

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Updated 10 days ago

Whenever I start thinking of my love for a person, I am in the habit of immediately drawing radii from my love–from my heart, from the tender nucleus of a personal matter–to monstrously remote points of the universe. Something impels me to measure the consciousness of my love against such unimaginable and incalculable things as the behavior of nebulae (whose very remoteness seems a form of insanity), the dreadful pitfalls of eternity, the unknowledgeable beyond the unknown, the helplessness, the cold, the sickening involutions and interpenetrations of space and time. It is a pernicious habit, but I can do nothing about it. […] I have to make a rapid inventory of the universe, just as a man in a dream tries to condone the absurdity of his position by making sure he is dreaming. I have to have all space and all time participate in my emotion, in my mortal love, so that the edge of its mortality is taken off, thus helping me to fight the utter degradation, ridicule, and horror of having developed an infinity of sensation and thought within a finite existence.
- Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

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Updated 10 days ago

Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.
- Anne Carson, Decreation

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full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7fcHnR7UF0&list=PLTUlTwlsdlFTK1re1lmQCeG-W4nhOOEcJ Music in 12 Parts (1996 issue) Music by Philip Glass Performed by Philip Glass & The Philip Glass Ensemble Music director: Michael Riesman "Music in 12 Parts would most likely be classified as a minimal work, it was a breakthrough for me and contains many of the structural and harmonic ideas that would be fleshed out in my later works.

Philip Glass - Music in 12 Parts - Part...

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The self is a problem that thought cannot resolve.

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Critique of the startup ecosystem

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 16 blocks • 3 days ago

“In the startup world, you work hard and you move fast to make other people rich. Other people. You’re a small elite of very smart young people who are working hard for an even smaller elite of mostly baby boomer financiers. So they can buy national governments, shut the governments down, destroy the middle class and the nation state… That will be the judgement of history for your startup culture… It was a tacit allegiance between the hacker space favelas of the startups and offshored capital and tax avoidance money laundries. We’re all auto colonialised by the austerity”

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Updated 3 days ago

Music Lists

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 25 blocks • 2 days ago

Christopher Alexander

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 6 blocks • 3 days ago

Psychedelic therapy

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 3 blocks • 3 days ago

Knowledge

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 39 blocks • 4 days ago

Book Lists

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 55 blocks • 10 days ago

Love

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 35 blocks • 10 days ago

Stream

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 30 blocks • 10 days ago

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