Thursday, January 19, 2012


that I know,
I can see moon
I now am easy
to lie to you
that I don't
find anything real
you don't know
that you can
keep it with you
the way you
made love
and me!


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Excerpt from the book The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman

I hope to approach the art of seeing here in the spirit of an amateur. I mean amateur in the original sense of the word, as a lover, someone who does something for the love of it, whole heartedly. The best amateur has the skills of a professional but true professionals stay amateurs at heart, keeping a lid on the cynicism and irony that can pass for sophistication in some circles. Skepticism is useful, and for critics, necessary. 

Cannot agree more. And the best possible explanation I've read so far. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

freedom to doubt

Excerpt from the book The Meaning of It All by Richard P. Feynman

This freedom to doubt is an important matter in the sciences and, I believe, in other fields. It was born of a struggle. It was a struggle to be permitted to doubt, to be unsure. And I do not want us to forget the importance of the struggle and, by default, to let the thing fall away. I feel a responsibility as a scientist who knows the great value of a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, and the progress made possible by such a philosophy, progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought. I feel a responsibility to proclaim the value of this freedom and to teach that doubt is not to be feared, but that is to be welcomed as the possibility of a new potential for human beings. If you know that you are not sure, you have a chance to improve the situation. I want to demand this freedom for future generations.

Absolutely! it is so important 'now' to teach that doubt is not to be feared. Else how will I know what I want to know? If I'm unsure of something, I surely can find out. 


atoms with curiosity

Excerpt from the book The Meaning of It All by Richard P. Feynman

It is a great adventure to contemplate the universe, beyond man, to contemplate what it would be like without man, as it was in a great part of its long history and as it is in a great majority of places. When this objective is finally attained, and the mystery and majesty of matter are fully appreciated, to then turn the objective eye back on man viewed as matter, to view life as part of this universal mystery of greatest depth, is to sense an experience which is very rare, and very exciting. It usually ends in laughter and a delight in the futility of trying to understand what this atom in the universe is, this thing - atoms with curiosity - that looks at itself and wonders why it wonders. 

Well, I'm one of those atoms with curiosity. I'm deep somewhere in the game somebody designed and trying to think where am I or what am I really doing here?  Mysteriously wondering in awe.


Monday, January 9, 2012

world without a living thing

Excerpt from the book The Meaning of It All by Richard P. Feynman

Can you conceive, can you appreciate or fit into your ideas what can be the meaning of a world without a living thing on it? We are so used to looking at the world from the point of view of living things that we cannot understand what it means not to be alive, and yet most of the time the world had nothing alive on it. And in most places in the universe today there probably is nothing alive. 

Well. Sigh. I had not even thought about it that way. Wonder why though?