Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category
“It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.” ―Jerome K. Jerome
Idling settles the fluttering of the mind, inviting enlightenment.
Here is a koanic assist for beginners:
Three student idlers and their teacher are observing a flag in a breeze.
Each student is asked to describe his or her observation. “…And please
do not observe like a nincompoop,” the teacher warns, giving each
student a rap on the head with a stout rod as their cue to speak.
Student 1 goes, “Ow! I observe the breeze fluttering the flag.
Only a nincompoop would observe otherwise.”
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
“There’s something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images.” ―Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Silent talkies speak the language of black-and-white piano keys striking chords of recognition.
“She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”
―Raymond Chandler, Goodbye, My Lovely
“Technology makes everyone feel old. A laptop is old after two years. Someone always has something newer. Everyone seems to feel obsolete now, even the young.” ―Jennifer Egan
An old F*ck is as timeless as a Stone Age clock.
“In an age of multiple and massive innovations, obsolescence becomes the major obsession.”
Among the ranks of angels in sanctuary niches,
everyday angels are up there in the bleachers.
“It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it.”
How thin the ice we skate on
Like sails of plundered ships
How sheer the veil once frozen
Pale as a nun’s handkerchief
“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” ―Toni Morrison
She zapped the time-lock, gave the door a pull and escaped into a corridor carpeted with forget-me-nots, where a matador in lime socks lay upon a red cape, and a bull calf with a green horn napped.
“Some stories are true that never happened.”
“When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project.” ―Vernor Vinge
Boomer Babes v.2049 is a product of artificial intelligence (AI). It integrates all previous female stereotypes since 1949 – from Farmer’s Daughter to Sex in the City, Cheerleader to Preppy, Gidget to MTV, Vampire Slayer to Whatever. What’s more, it brings the near future into focus, anticipating the awesome advancement in store for the Centennials.
“I definitely fall into the camp of thinking of AI as augmenting human capability and capacity.”
“Are you sure / That we are awake? / It seems to me / That yet we sleep, we dream.” —William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midsummer Day, I dreamed I was late to meet a play date in a scene, and afraid to face my fate.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”