Hail or Meteor : Chronicle 44

What happens after emancipation?

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Some monsters take whatever passes by and transform it in numbers.

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Yesterday I saw a mother in the toy store, like I see many times a day, but she was different. Two kids, like 4 and 6. The little one targeted a blue box and began his little game with mum, trying every angle :

  1. Yelling at her
  2. Showing her
  3. “Look I need it!”
  4. Bawling his eyes out
  5. Hitting her knees
  6. “It’s soooo small”
  7. Letting go and sobbing
  8. “Why you don’t waaaannt”
  9. “Pleaaaaase!!!!”
  10. Etc

Brother tried to help, showing the box to mum in silence, then putting it back. The mother was mumbling a little, incoherent, absent, not like “I don’t know what to do”, but absent in herself. Maybe she was on medication, barely watching hearing her little nasty boy. The question became, from “Why the heck do you bring kids in a toy store?” (which is inconsistent), to “Why does she stay here barely mumbling next to a desperate boy who becomes drank in tears?”. She stayed around for like twenty minutes, 98% indifferent, maybe waiting for someone, maybe drowned in cold life-hate. I don’t know. It ended badly : she was absent-mindedly looking at postcards, the boys was rolling himself on the floor, crying, screaming, dribbling, with his brother catching him to prevent him to go back to the toyshop section.

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A desire for change, at all costs, so strong that you can accept to be in a worse position after this change.

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After emancipation came madness – instead of being free, we thought we were.

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Jünger : when a chain of actions begins by a strange fact, every stage, link, will stay true to this style.

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When someone’s good somewhere it’s strange to see him/her bad elsewhere.

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Yes some conversations build instantly like a common roof.

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When you trust someone and say : “Don’t tell me! If you ask me, I’ll answer no. Do it!”.

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When you’re a blogger and you discover the articles (written a long time ago) which has been read while you were sleeping, you are tempted to read them again, and… it makes sense. Sort of.

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Is my blog dishevelled? Oh yeah.

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The nasty, ugly passage from a perfection to another.

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During a lecture a linguist made the claim that although a double negative in English implies a positive meaning, there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative. To which someone in the back of the room responded : “Yeah, right.”

Have a nice day!

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“Well roared, Lion” : Chronicle 43

Memory gilds; reality brings about disillusions.
Ernst Jünger

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When we get a sign, maybe it has no other meaning than to raise our alertness.

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Work sometimes with people who trust more in your talent than you do.

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Some zones in life are incomprehensible.

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Sometimes you have to choose but everything is great, thus what do you choose?

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Memories are places, often, oui ?

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Sliding out of assignations…

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“She’s seeking ersatz”

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Curses of the now : goals, and counts. You need to reach, or to win, you obey numbers. To compete is to lose all appeal.

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On a stinking territory,
practice coldness.
When mud’s frozen,
it’s easier to walk
Ernst Jünger

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Two points of view :

  1. “So, nothing happens?”
  2. “Don’t worry, nothing happens…”

 

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You can now buy me a coffee!

“Plugging trivials with concepts”, Chronicle 42

I write in English because I become a stranger in my own language. It triggers little things : a casualness, a keep-myself-ness from being too (…).

 

It’s maybe a pop-blog. Plugging trivials with concepts, to make tools, to share micro-seeds.

 

When the mistake is to stop trying.

 

A fiery patience.

 

Sometimes you need “new eyes” to check your work. But sometimes, this person ALSO needs help from another one, another pair of eyes…

 

What is irreplaceable?

 

Degradation by habit.

 

Auto poisoning by “shortfall of use of resources”.

 

To plug on a outside-miracle : imagination.

 

“What if the goal of life was to create yourself a soul?”

Jodorowsky

 

 

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Summons to Reflexivity & Technics of Euphemization : Chronicle 38

One should from time to time re-study Yin & Yang. How they’re linked. How it passes from one to another. How they act & work together. How one prepares the other one. How we need both.

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When someone rivals with you, but doesn’t understand what you’re doing really.

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You have 1/ academics, the mainstream thing, then you have 2/ a revolutionary group, a powerful will to progress against it, you often don’t realize there are already 3/ people in the next phase, preparing in silence the next movement.

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Bringing face to face, confronting two things :

  1. A tendency, a disposition, a propensity, something ready
  2. A situation, a place, a moment

(is the 2 provoked or prepared by the 1?)

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“To make today what’s been done in the past“. How, why, what for? You have two hours.

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We don’t know really what we’re doing.

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What could be a trick to tell something… without telling it?

(technics of euphemization)

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One danger for thinkers : the stiffening of categories. When you begin to think in non-movable boxes, the “labeling disease”. When you’re “sure”, you stop flows and possibilities.

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A tendency to connect things.

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The right to be disappointed by someone, a father a sister a lover or anyone.

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“To remember is to imagine” is an obsession of Siri Hustvedt.

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When you don’t find your words, WALK.

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Freud says that dreams protect your sleep. It gets your brain busy in the meantime.

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When you have a idea and you hunt it down thanks to the words. It’s a lonely process, or a conversation process.

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I read somewhere that the beginning of civilization is not “family”, but “face to face conversation”.

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When you neglect to call a decision into question.

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Incitement without goal

 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

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The desire to let go to tenderness: Chronicle 37

Some people really think their opinion IS reality.
Watch them jump when you tell them “Well, that’s an opinion!”

 

 

When you don’t know what to do… You do nothing? Why and what for? To watch? To let others or events decide for you?

Or do you try something anything, just to activate something?

What is smart?

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Reading about Manet showed me this pair of Types :

  1. The one who invents, initiates a revolution, but people laugh and don’t understand. Too much advanced.
  2. The one who takes the elements he could use, tamed and injected into mainstream, and is successful.

Guess who’s making the more money, and guess who will be forgotten soon?

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When you think too much you have to find a way to bypass your exhausting brain. Everything linked to music seems to work (listening, concert, dancing). What else? A good conversation? Alcohol? Sleeping?

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What you don’t understand, you make fun of it, or you try to understand it?

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Show what I am made of – while writing.

Almost all my blog posts say something which is not said.

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In The Rite, an Ingmar Bergman movie, I found :

“You probably have a weakness, a desire to let go to tenderness”

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Many beautiful faces are based on this secret : asimmetry.

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“Remettre les choses à leur place” : To put things back where they belong.

Interesting stuff. Could be an article. Find the wrongness of it, of course. Develop in “When we think wrong”. Conservatism. Etc.

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Sacrilege as the passage of a boundary. Develop.

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The weak analogical thinking : “It makes me think of“. Show how it’s insufficient and inadequate.

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When people say you’re ignorant and you did it on purpose.

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You can analyze any speech, but it’s more difficult to analyze silence.

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Muses are many & Men with no imagination : Chronicle 35

Your faculty to imagine from incomplete datas

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“Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”
Marcel Proust

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Muses are many

They don’t talk to each other
They eventually dance together
Without a word – always.

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Life as responses to rows of random events

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…inharmonies intentionnelles

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Faire feu de tout bois. Make fire with all woods, it’s the French way to say “Fire on all cylinders”.
(It’s funny to notice we talk about making a fire, versus… what? Going faster?)

Nietzsche said : “One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star”.

– Different ways of saying that you blogger, like me, use EVERYTHING around to get ideas and texts. Everything.

Even a trap, a loss, a paradox, a mistake, everything.

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Every “warrior”, one by one, could die of/in his war. Even Ayrton Senna.

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“What you seek is seeking you”
Rumi

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A blog is also a reminder

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“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
Marcel Proust

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Take your broken heart. Make it into art.
Carrie Fischer

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The naivety of thinking Art as a happy meeting of a subject and a talent
The fear of the shortest paths…

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Peter Gabriel in an interview : “It’s a different sensibility. Most bands begin, you know, playing together, and then find writing. We wanted to write, and we found playing”.

Heyy that’s a subject for an article, right? OK I’m on it.

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Did Rumi write this ? :

“The one who seeks a flawless brother stays without a brother”

Thanks for reading!

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Photo : Tamas Dezso

 

Too complicated to be bugs : Chronicle 34

If you’re passionate, if you’re a thinker, there are two types of spouses. When you begin a lecture about something you found, with “this” tone and sparks in eyes :

  1. Rolling eyes “Here we go again!”.
  2. Asking questions, loving it, helping you, smiling “I love your lectures, love!”.

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I’d love my blog to be not some food, but some stimulant.

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Someone who thinks only thoughts which (he thinks) are useful.

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To me : “One mistake at a time, will you?”.

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Criminy! Yesterday, someone took an article I wrote years ago, cut 95% of it and put it into the drafts section. That’s opening a few questions : who, how, why? Some occurrences are bugs, but some are too complicated to be bugs.

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Cinematographer Gregg Toland worked with such directors as John Ford on “The Grapes of Wrath”.

“Toland’s trademarks included sharp, deep focus pictures, black-and-white film, ceilinged sets, low-angle lighting, and touches of Germanic expressionism”.

After much success in his early career, Toland remarked, “I want to work with someone who’s never made a movie. That’s the only way to learn anything from someone who doesn’t know anything.” He got his chance in 1941 with Orson Welles and “Citizen Kane”.

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Exhausting : when people don’t hear you (and don’t understand) when you’re exhausted.

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How come you could be trapped AND unmoored? When?

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I reckon there’s a Meta-Talk Toxicity. When we communicate we sometimes have to talk about the ways and paths of… communicating. Sticking to it – and killing something. How and why? Develop.

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Ask for a map.

 

Have a nice day!

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