The House of the Deaf Man
A layout of Goya’s house showing his “black paintings” in their original positions in his house:
Goya has always been a favorite of mine, and I often reference him when writing about narrative. “Saturn devouring his Son”, was the inspiration behind my work with monsters.
when a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
– Johnathan Swift
“Thoughts on various subjects, moral and diverting”
you see and then i see…big difference.
“Such passages are especially dear to me; in them I take hold of you, without your feeling it, and therefore without your having to resist. And even if you were to read some of my writings, these little details would surely escape you. But believe me, probably nowhere in the world could you let yourself be caught with greater unconcern than here.”
– Franz Kafka in a letter to Felice
So far, things have been moving along…slowly but still moving none the less. Still a lot to do, thankfully I have extra time! I love the rich texture of the seats and how quiet it is in the back! As you can see I stopped the clock at 10:17…for added omnipresence. Orginal radio installed over the weekend! speakers through the front and back, original as well! Still on the search for an actor!
“Truth, in fact, demands a precision, and Passion, a homeliness (the truly passionate will comprehend me), which are absolutely antagonistic to that Beauty which, I maintain, is the excitement or pleasurable elevation of the soul.” – Poe, The Philosophy of Composition
I can’t distinguish the individual flavors or marrow that exists around me…instead I am swallowing it whole, no time to savor.
“To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they can control it, wish to influence its direction.” Theodore Zeldin
pattern of nature.
Take infuse, restructure…razor.
Balance. Being good at anything is just like “being good at balancing”. It’s your minds ability to concentrate hard enough to truly tell your body to do something that it understands…but knowing that your ability to balance is based on a momentary situation built on nothing concrete or imaginable and that could change or be destroyed at any time.
-Another thought during yoga.
This reminds me of S and the magician.
“I bear in my hands the disguise by which I conceal my life. A web of meaningless events, I dye it with the magic of my point of view.” Leiris
Thanks to S, I stumbled upon this: http://www.miller-mccune.com/news/this-is-your-brain-on-kafka-1474 The title was “This is your brain on Kafka: Does absurdist literature make you smarter”. Naturally I couldn’t click on the link fast enough. I was happy to discover that according to this argument, absurdist literature does touch into the deeper realm of understanding. In the string study the people who experienced the crazier version of Franz Kafka’s “The Country Doctor” where better able to re-pattern the string. This takes me back to my argument that through the common experience of art, lies understanding. Alas, hope.