Geschichte / History

Juni 12, 2015 § Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Klee_AngelusNovus‘One of the most remarkable characteristics of human nature,’ writes Lotze, ‘is, alongside so much selfishness in specific instances, the freedom from envy which the present displays toward the future.’ Reflection shows us that our image of happiness is thoroughly colored by the time to which the course of our own existence has assigned us. The kind of happiness that could arouse envy in us exists only in the air we have breathed, among people we could have talked to, women who could have given themselves to us. In other words, our image of happiness is indissolubly bound up with the image of redemption. The same applies to our view of the past, which is the concern of history. The past carries with it a temporal index by which it is referred to redemption. There is a secret agreement between past generations and the present one. Our coming was expected on earth. Like every generation that preceded us, we have been endowed with a weak Messianic power, a power to which the past has a claim. That claim cannot be settled cheaply. Historical materialists are aware of that.

Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History (1940)


Widmung (Erich Fried)

Juni 12, 2009 § 4 Kommentare

um zu leben
wäre fast so arg
wie leben
um zu schreiben

aber etwas
noch schreiben
um es dann
zeigen zu können

könnte einem fast
doch noch
leben helfen

freedom through limertation (Billy Childish)

Mai 11, 2009 § Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

1. setting limmits on ourselfs frees us from nature – socioty – imposing their limits upon us

2. many of our tecknollagies, rather than helping us, hinder us. this is becouse teqcknollagy incorages us to avoid our limitations rather than meet them, which is our pathway to god

3. our tecknollegys are often created out of fear and our need to feel entertained rather than actual need. they also fool us into beliving we are safe and invincable, therby increeceing ego atachment and missery.

4. the bicycle is an invention of genious, the car a mere inevitability and ultametly a monstrosity

5. The telivision and internal combustion engin have ruined life

6. climbing mount everest with an oxgen tank makes climbing mount everest easyer but actually devalues mountiains, the climber and the achevment

7. the reason for setting out on a journy is not to arrive magicaly at the goal, but to not know if we are going to make it to the finish. bravery is being willing to engage with our limitations

8. we lose trust in ourselfs and god by rigging the vote


Im Atelier

Juni 27, 2008 § Ein Kommentar

Ich fange an zu glauben, dass ich sie mir ausgesucht habe, damit sie mir zeigt, wie man Künstler ist. Bei unserem ersten Treffen hatte wir schon über das Künstler-Sein gesprochen. Über das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. Wilde schreibt, sagte Jenny, dass viele schlechte Künstler interessante Menschen seien. Die Kreativität käme bei ihnen nicht in der Kunst zum Ausdruck, sie müssten sie leben. Wohingegen gute Künstler völlig uninteressante Menschen seien, die ganz in ihrer Kunst aufgingen. « Den Rest dieses Eintrags lesen »

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