“Simplify your life. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!” ~ Henry David Thoreau
quiet nights are exhilarating
and so it goes. so it goes…
“It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.” ~ Rene Descartes, Philosopher ~ 1596 – 1650
a new day. a normal life.
spill the beans. face gets redder.
to know thyself, works for me.
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” ~ Bertrand Russell
Morning thought: coffee, self medicating stimulant.
Sunday silence. Sunday sun. Sunday serenity.
Today is the new normal, to be replaced tomorrow by the new normal, and the next day a new normal will commence. See the pattern? Just a thought.
Better to write it right, and/or writes it write.
Quietude and darkness at 3:00 a.m. For most people, both are conducive to a good night’s sleep. Just a thought.
a beautiful day
lost in thoughts
Funny how shit may sometimes happen at 3:00 a.m.
Coffee: it livens up the mood.
“To be is to be perceived (Esse est percipi).” Or, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” ~ George Berkeley
Drumming my fingers on the table. Waiting for the new normal to arrive.
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” ~ Michel Foucault, Philosopher – Born: October 15, 1926 – Died: June 25, 1984
Averroes, Philosopher – Born: April 14, 1126-Died: December 10, 1198
“The body is to be compared, not to a physical object, but rather to a work of art.” ~ Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Philosopher ~ 1908-1961
Good conversation. Great times. Happy people.
“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” ~ William James
Into the void. No exit found.
Life’s short. Make the best of it.
Do it yourself, works for me.
High on life is all good.
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ~ John Locke
Moving forward. Not looking back. What’s the point of it.
“The majority of men… are not capable of thinking, but only of believing, and… are not accessible to reason, but only to authority.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher – 1788-1860
Lazy day. Idling by. Forward moving.
Never said I was perfect. Far from it.
“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
A nihilist is not one who believes in nothing, but one who does not believe in what exists. ~ Albert Camus
So… here I sit, doing nothing.
Life: it is what it is.
Keeping the beat. Life is grand.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
I am I. You are you.
“But a lie is a lie, and in itself intrinsically evil, whether it be told with good or bad intents.” ~ Immanuel Kant
“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes” ~ Immanuel Kant
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” ~ Rene Descartes
normal is passe
Think freely. Speak freely. Live freely.
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
Everyday is a new day, and different from yesterday. Tomorrow will be different than today.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.” ~ Laozi
“It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.” ~ Theophile Gautier
“Philosophical questions are not by their nature insoluble. They are, indeed, radically different from scientific questions, because they concern the implications and other interrelations of ideas, not the order of physical events; their answers are interpretations instead of factual reports, and their function is to increase not our knowledge of nature, but our understanding ofContinue reading “Philosophical Questions”
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.” ~ Neil Gaiman
“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
Peter Deunov, Bulgarian Philosopher – July 11, 1864 – December 27, 1944
“Nothing in nature is by chance… Something appears to be chance only because of our lack of knowledge.” ~ Baruch Spinoza
“Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.” ~ Sri Aurobindo