Locomotive Breath

 Waiting for the Jungle
a suffering of words

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The Eye of Desire

“I believe that by eliminating purpose, what I call awareness increases. Therefore my purpose is to eliminate purpose.” – John Cage { AND } “THE EYE OF DESIRE dirties and distorts. Only when we desire nothing, only when our gaze becomes pure con­templation, does the soul of things (which is beauty) open itself to us. […]

Cliché as Existential Angst

“To idealize: all writing is a campaign against cliché. Not just clichés of the pen but clichés of the mind and clichés of the heart” – Martin Amis AND “I say play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing […]

Monoculture

In her new book, Monoculture – How One Story is Changing Everything , the 2011 George Orwell award winning author FS Michaels quotes Vaclav Havel on the pressures to conform in communist Czechoslovakia: In a society grown rigid with ideology, Havel said, you come to accept that you live according to that society’s values and […]