9/11. A day that would forever change the world. Death is nothing new. The deaths of a multitude of people is nothing new. The way, however, in which the death of so many people was achieved that day, was unknown to mankind at that point. No hatred against individual people fed those acts, the deaths […]Read more "A turning point in history"
How often do we feel the need to hide, to blend out all that is unwanted, the harsh, the crude, yet painfully real? Finding refuge is a necessity, it seems. Thus, we wander off into distant lands, where our ideals meet past experiences, our deficiencies become abundances, our weaknesses become talents and all that usually […]Read more "Finding refuge in reality"
Overcoming uncertainty, or rather: accepting it. When a whole life is spent making plans and thinking of the future, the present suffers greatly. That present which is the only thing that is ever certain, the only thing that even gives us the chance to create impact for the future in a way that making plans […]Read more "Overcoming uncertainty"
The water keeps dripping incessantly. Drop by drop it hollows out the stone. Once cold and brute, it is now cold and smooth, bent to the point of having no will of its own. It was never enough, it never could be. Too this, too that, not enough of this, but always below standard. Only […]Read more "When “not enough” becomes too much"
When every nuance can be discarded, everything is either black or white, reality, whosever it may be, has no place anymore. Grey is the only color that is truly there. Saying it is made up of black and white presupposes the existence of black and white. Nothing, however, has ever been completely clear, completely one […]Read more "The illusion of righteousness"
One says that there is liberty to and liberty from. Two distinct kinds of liberty, thus, whose compatibility or incompatibility will have to be proven during this demonstration. In this dichotomy the first liberty is that to dispose of all that is needed to do what one wants to do and the second liberty is […]Read more "On the definition of liberty"
The abstract and minimalist finds itself under attack from people who think it lacks detail and the intellect of its inventor to make something more complex out of it. Complexity, one might think, is the peak of human achievement, baroque therefore is worth so much more than cubism. The opposite, however, is true. Picasso used to […]Read more "In defense of the abstract"