People buy books to prepare their travel.
There are books to prepare your travel into Arts. As a bookseller, I order and present piles of them. Not for the experts, who already have their own maps, for beginners.
I love this series of books. 1001 paintings you have to see in your life (“you must see before you die”, you say in America). You probably don’t “have to”, though! They do it for architecture, pop music, classical music or movies. Or beers, or whiskies.
They are mapbooks, they present windows and paths. What will you explore FROM there?
There’s something to look at in the idea of laughing. Laughing is good, right? But when you think about it, there are many unpleasant ones. Coarse. Vulgar. Mean. Sarcastic. False. Crazy. Sniggers. And well, you die of laughing…
You have some laughs in you, who are sleeping.
I took this picture in 2004 in the park next to…
Röyksopp’s lyrics :
Living on my guard (guarded)
Wind is on my neck (fateless)
Sun is on my face (have courage)
Beautiful day without you (ah)
I wonder about someone who have to say “Beautiful day without you”. Is it a lie? A way to be mean? A tearful saying, like “Ah, hell, of course not, how could it be?”. A Coué incantation (I say it I say it I say it, it’ll maybe become true)?
It’s a great song, though. This science of weaving!
I have a theory.
Have in your house something you dislike. If you hate whisky, have a bottle. Sauerkraut (c’est de la choucroute !) is too bitter tasting? Have a box in your closet. Chinese tea maybe?
My theory is that when you life is sad, boring and bitter, don’t fill you up with sugar. It makes you fat, and it does NOT work.
Have something bitter. Make a link. Quietly, discreetly create an harmony, a balance between your state and your stomach. It will create a match, your bitterness will sit on its ass, shupping off into a “OK Well, Fuck”.
Chinese tea is awful. Smoked. Gunpowder feeling. Terrible. Try it.
More and more people replace crosswords by sudoku (where are the sparkles?). Kids are now evaluated with numbers (but how do you say about instability or shyness, then?). Jünger says that when numbers come, Gods retreat. A beautiful metaphor?
Why are disappointed people interesting?
- A disenchanted was enchanted, before, right? How come?
- He wants to warn others. Or not. Why?
- Failure leads to choices, lead to more failure (most of the time?).
- How do you ride back on your horse?
- What does he have to understand? To accept?
- Did he expect too much?
- Insisting. Waiting. Letting go.
- Before disillusion, he’s a happy imbecile. What do you say to him?
- “This time, it will work”.
What is this moment : “To become aware of” ?
Thanks for reading!
Life is fucking short. Let’s dance.