Archive for April, 2010

, Coma

April 30, 2010

What Aldous Huxley titled “Brave New World’, which in French was translated as ‘Le Meilleur des mondes’ (The Best of All Worlds), was interesting to see as ‘The Wonderful New World’ of Technologies through the eyes of Frédéric Beigbeder. ‘Having the world in one’s hands’ and ‘yet feeling lonely’ – the positive and negative sides of technology. More on the event at Justine Toms’ blog (in Bulgarian).

‘Holidays in a Coma’ (Vacances dans le coma) – the title sounds intriguing. More will follow after the Coma, …
To Le S.N.O.B (Site Non Officiel de Frédéric Beigbeder).

Wording a question

April 29, 2010

Recently a friend asked a question worded in a sort of confusing way: ‘What would you want if you knew you didn’t have to be unhappy about not getting it?’ along the lines of Michael Neill.

Sometimes we tend to get so much attached to the outcome and if we don’t get it we become miserable. Focusing on not caring about the outcome, the question is ‘do we really want that thing’ … whatever it is. Wording the question.

On winds

April 26, 2010

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” (William Arthur Ward). 

On the topic of optimists and pessimists the half full/empty glass comes to mind and the irrelevance of the wind to the sails in this image  (source: sxc).

Book Day

April 23, 2010

Booking Book Day
‘I’ve read that in some book, but I don’t remember where.’ 
Sounds like Alice. Feels like Wonderland.

‘A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.’ (Author Unknown). Image: sxc

The (Familiar) Foreigner

April 21, 2010

An outsider dealing with existential woes reminding of the absurdity of human existence, emotional detachment, disengagement, indifference – Camus’ ‘The Stranger’. Meanings we attribute to things locked in our own minds, while locked in our own ‘cells’. The ‘foreigner’ inside.

Angel of Mercy

April 20, 2010

It reads spooky and sinister being at the mercy of an Angel of Mercy by the Devil’s Advocate (Andrew Neiderman). A twin twining in. Twinging throughout. Twinkling end.