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We obtain the concept, as we do the form, by overlooking what is individual and actual; whereas nature is acquainted with no forms and no concepts, and likewise no species, but only with an X which remains inaccessible and undefinable for us.

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Why Do You Create?

I didn’t expect to hear this from a superstar, whose song “Happy” burst into public awareness and became the song of the summer.  We’ve all heard the song dozens of times–on the radio, on the web, on the beach, on TV…it’s virtually everywhere–not only in the United States, but around the world.  596 more words


Words or Images?

To perceive things such as trees and buildings through images delivered to the eye, the brain uses wholeness, simultaneity, and synthesis. To ferret out the meaning of alphabetic writing, the brain relies instead on sequence, analysis and abstraction.

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Don't Forget to Breathe, Part 2

A few months ago, I wrote a post titled, “Don’t Forget to Breathe.” I was noting how helpful it was (and is) for me in moments of stress to just STOP – to center, to breathe. 2,471 more words


I Believe In You: Me & Jean

working, working, working. thinking about my foundation. i think glass, if only for a second, and then it’s gone. have you ever read Baudrillard’s… 397 more words


look! a book review!

so, right now, i’m re-reading Sylvia Plath’s journals (as i’ve previously stated), and next on my Goodreads ‘to-read’ list (i’m just barely starting to use Goodreads…how sad is that?) is  4,745 more words


Jouissance & Astrology

Pick one: an obsidian looking glass, a polished silver spoon, a funhouse mirror, the rear view, and you’ll find yourself – in one form or another. 109 more words