Archive for May, 2007

Still …

May 22nd, 2007

Ratta always kiddin

[… just kiddin’!]



May 21st, 2007

A flaw is a difference which makes a difference
only as long as it is a flaw.


Lies are fun

May 20th, 2007

Ratta asks how much fun it is to keep fun off

[Ratta asks how much fun it is to keep fun off.]

Simplify simplification

May 18th, 2007

A few days ago, I was skimming through thousands of pictures looking for eyes, preferably eyes of a strong tree out of a dream come true, but that’s another story. Siona von Dijk In my breaks, I did some day-to-day work like hopping over, actually scurrying over, to Dave Pollard (who we had already referred to) reading his daily blog on why we have not yet saved the world. So much for the history. Recently, Dave was asking for advice in seven words or less. His list, whether I like it or not, made me add our blogs starting credo Stop making sense to the list of comments and further advice. But only when I checked back I found the one advice (to love, to remember, to be and trust)


Added by Siona van Dijk. Or in my mother’s words: Schnaufn nid vagessn (Austrian dialect for “Don’t forget to breathe”). Thus, in a daring attempt to get the feel of an eyes’ glimpse of the air she is breathing, I scurried over to Siona’s profile where she writes

I trust uncertainty, don’t care for irony, and believe that paradox is a profound measure of truth.
Siona van Dijk

Paradoxes only! Can you see the tree? On the path from trust to truth and back, the very grounds for liars to let trees flourish (trees with leaves of words) what more could we ask for? — Coffee! Of course, yes, but that’s again another story (though the same as above). — Simplification? — This is going to be complicated.

However, in the list of Siona’s bookmarks I found a link leading us to a list of Ten Commandments for a Simpler Way of Life (maybe we should make a list of lists, Juliet, please) where one can find (further) advices such as

II. You shall laugh on a daily basis.
VII. You shall turn off your technology.
VIII. You shall be spontaneous.
X. You shall learn what is ‘enough’.
Ririan, 2007-04-05

An interesting list of commandments as only no liars could ever compile. A liar, though, cannot resist to add: For to lead a simple life You shall simplify simplification!

Sure, we “believe that all this could very well be wrong” (Siona van Dijk).

Having found the eyes, I’ll now go and look for roots.

But before I gonna move on, one more advice from yours truly rattus rattus: Answer for yourself what advice means to you.

If you miss someone

May 15th, 2007

Miss someone? Improve your aiming!

[. . . improve your aiming skills!]


Dreamers don’t lie

May 11th, 2007
Mercutio: Why, may one ask?
Romeo: I dreamt a dream to-night.
Mercutio: And so did I.
Romeo: Well, what was yours?
Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.
Romeo: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

We liars dream of dreams.
And we dream of no dreams.
We dream of the dreamless state of mind.
We dream of pursuing our dreams.
We dream of dreams to come true.

We dreamers often lie.

Do you miss me?

May 10th, 2007

Ratta asks if you miss her

[Ratta asks whether you miss her.]

Ignorance of nonsense

May 9th, 2007

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead

If only nonsense would not make so much sense.