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Music at Night and Other Essays by Aldous Huxley (1931)

“The Rest is Silence” From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death—all the things that are fundamental, all the things that, to the human spirt, are most profoundly … Continue reading

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the inexpressible

“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley, in essay “The Rest Is Silence” I found that quote from Huxley in college—maybe even in high school—and spent a while scouring the internet trying … Continue reading

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life as potential metaphor for life

1. Copies of Yesterday and Today with the “pasteover” cover removed are worth less than copies with the “pasteover” intact — where the thing once of most value remains hidden. 2. The more you remember a memory the less true … Continue reading

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declarations

I am Arturo Bandini I am Jack’s wasted life I am legend I am the walrus I am that I am I am I said Will I am call me Ishmael call me Al my name is Jonas my name … Continue reading

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sacrifice retold

for reference, cultural references to those biblical stories that stick in one’s craw, namely Abraham (and Isaac) and Job in philosophy Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling — Abraham as more than the knight of infinite resignation, as the knight of … Continue reading

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