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“Well, when you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There’s no such thing as time when you’re really relaxed. That’s why meditation works.” ―Shirley MacLaine

Since the first post appeared on this site, 2570 days ago, every day is today. Each morning we wake up aware of time as it was before the greatest illusion of all was invented.

 “They took away time, and they gave us the clock.”

Abdullah Ibrahim

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“The concept of surveillance is ingrained in our beings. God was the original surveillance camera.” ―Hasan M. Elahi

Beside ourselves, folks feeling prying eyes, even behind their firewalls, are not touched in the head.

 “What would the infrastructure of the Internet look like if mass surveillance wasn’t its business model?”

Trevor Paglen

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“Let’s go and get drunk on light again – it has the power to console.” ―Georges Seurat

One sun-dappled Sunday in Post-Impressionist Paris, the first Neo-Impressionist artistworking under a parasol made of points of light, among several shading an idle parade of blasé bourgeoisie, passing a Sabbath of pleasureless leisure on an island in a Seine made of points of lightinvents Pointillism.

“Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.”

George Seurat

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“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood /And sorry I could not travel both /And be one traveler, long I stood /And looked down one as far as I could /To where it bent in the undergrowth. /… ―Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken, 1916

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In a yellow wood, a pencil pusher, horning in to push pencils, comes to a fork in the road, where a Pulitzer poet is standing on the horns of a dilemma.

“And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back. /…

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“Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.” ―Mason Cooley

Ghosts fear it. Crooks smell it. Clowns wear it. Mimes yell it. Painters smear it.

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

Joan Miro

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“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” ―Ludwig Wittgenstein

A body of art is illuminated from the inside, or the outside is just another pretty hide.

“It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.”


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“One day tortoises will learn to fly.” –Terry Pratchett

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“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” ―Dr. Seuss

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“Wherever I go I make others feel good, and by doing this, I create life. I am a sting, and a dangerous instrument!” –Walter Gropius

The lights of the Bauhaus school come on in 1919, illuminating a visionary modernist architect’s pattern of thought.

“Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting.” Walter Gropius Read more

“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.” ―Ray Bradbury

As if there were a shortage of litter, here we are spreading ‘Trash’ – a series by the longest-running recycler of refuse into art since Warhol’s fifteen minutes.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

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