Sunday, March 22, 2009

some deep thoughts

"True scientific research has to do with curiosity and interest not whether something is useful or not. Besides, you can't really say that something is useless if you manage to figure out what it is you didn't understand at first." Jiang Rong from Wolf Totem

"Perhaps all concepts of freedom in dance made time and again by a society are always also concepts of the freedom a society is willing to give itself." Franz Anton Cramer....This makes me wonder if cut-backs and economic threat are causing us as artists to retreat emotionally? Is it the post 9-11 world? If you're going to venture out you better act like you don't care. You can think, but don't dare care, caring is vulnerability. Vulnerability hurts more.

"When the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 struck, it changed the angular momentum of the planet's spin, speeding it up like a spinning figure skater pulling her arms closer to her body. As a consequence our days are now three millionths of a second shorter." Christopher Dewdney from The Soul of the World: Unlocking the Secrets of Time

"If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present." Ludwig Wittgenstein from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Our perception of time can allow us to split a second into millionths and then ever-thinner slices to the point of infinity: eternity. We are immortal if a second can be so sliced...

We have nothing to lose. The world is spinning faster, we have less time before it inevitably ends itself, yet we are immortal so stop fearing vulnerability. Nothing can pierce you; the second before it happens can always be split and split again until we reach infinity.

I read too much.

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