“The whole secret lies in arbitrariness. People usually think it is easy to be arbitrary, but it requires much study to succeed in being arbitrary so as not to lose oneself in it. One does not enjoy the immediate, but something quite different which he can arbitrarily control. You go to see the middle of a play, you read the third part of a book. By this means you insure yourself of a very different kind of enjoyment from that which the author has been so kind as to plan for you. You enjoy something entirely accidental; you consider the whole existence from this standpoint; let it’s reality be stranded thereon. I will cite an example. There was a man whose chatter certain circumstances made it necessary to listen to. At every opportunity he was ready with a little philosophical lecture, a very tiresome harangue. Almost in despair, I suddenly discovered that he perspired copiously when talking. I saw the pearls of sweat gather on his brow, unite to form a stream, glide down his nose, and hang at the extreme point of his nose in a drop-shaped body. From the moment of making this discovery, all was changed. I even took pleasure in inciting him to begin his philosophical instruction, merely to observe the perspiration on his brow and the end of his nose.”
So. . . more specifically, the blog will focus on bike riding, cooking, photography stuff, things I think are strange or weird, books and authors and reading, things I think are awesome!, Kierkegaard quotes, I might do a few more dream posts (but only if they’re epic), I’ll probably write music posts from time to time. If i hear a good joke I’ll share it, things like that. Oh, I’ll tell you if I see a good film or movie, also. It’s been a while in that category, though. Well, that’s not true. I watched this documentary the other day called Manufactured Landscapes about the photographer Edward Burtynsky. I think it proved to me that photography can indeed be Art, with a capitol ‘a’. Q it up on netflix, then forget about it. The blog loves readers. If you like the blog, let it know. Enough about the blog.
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