Provisional persistence

June 5th, 2008

It is easy to make something last
when you know it will terminate.

Try a secret

May 25th, 2008

If there were secrets do they need to be secrets?
If a secret does not need to be a secret it will not be a secret anymore. I believe in secrets which is why I do not try to reveal them. Is this why magicians never reveal their tricks? Magicians’ tricks are their reality. Moreover, they are their tools to manufacture reality (and not just someone else’s). Are they tricks at all?

However, yes, I wonder what the tricks of life are, too. — Love? Love is just part of it. I dared to look further. Until I stopped looking.
Once you look through and you see clearly what is going on, you see what was hidden behind or underneath. You don’t see what there was. You see something new.

It’s like you start loving another man or woman once you begin to understand the one in front of you. Maybe this is what LaBute meant when he said one should not ask why when “what” is in front of oneself?

There are secrets. Do we need to reveal them? Or should we just try not to try?

“You are off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters!”

Where are the maps that show us how to approach the secrets of life?
I guess, I like monsters.

What is the secret? Can you keep it?

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[This entry was originally posted 2008-05-28. It was re-done, updated, and expanded 2008-06-07.]

The unknown can hurt

March 29th, 2008

Today’s *nix computer fortune:

What you don’t know can hurt you,
only you won’t know it.

Annoying people

March 19th, 2008

For Katharina

The most annoying aspect of annoying people is that it’s still you who gets annoyed. Nobody knows better to annoy you than you yourself.

And as far as I am concerned I am an expert.

Who is asking?

March 15th, 2008

Who is responsible?

It is not you
who is responsible.
I am.
But tell me,
what’s the point?


A matter of position

February 29th, 2008

If you do not understand
be not surprised
to feel like running away.

And there is no but

January 19th, 2008

There is no but.
Things are as they are,
and that’s all.

There is no no

January 5th, 2008

If you find something that you do not like,
in general, it is my advice to just turn around
and go away. Because there is no saying ‘No’.

There is no no which doesn’t feature a hint of yes.

If you think you cannot go away consider to stay
and dig for hints.

Or keep silent and wait.
Or do whatever you want.