You know that feeling that’s in the air during the fall? There’s no words for it but you know the one I’m talking about. It’s harvest time. Most of us don’t even know what that means anymore but we still feel it in our bones. Whatever it is, it’s some deep, ancestral stuff. As L.M. Montgomery said, “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.”
Whenever the world ever tries to tell you that you’re a steaming pile of crap, remember that it’s the very orifice that birthed you.
The best pizza is the pizza where, no matter what the toppings were, it doesn’t feel like you ate anything afterward. In some alchemical moment of glory between oven and mouth, the ingredients are transubstantiated into a weightless, formless panacea of deliciousness. You just walk around light as a feather feeling like God put a cloud of nutritiousness in your stomach. In case you guys were unaware, I like pizza A LOT.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Be the flower who even gives its fragrance to the hand that crushes it.
It’s not worth it.
A ) They are too pathetic, as human beings and as an institution, to be worthy of impacting your happiness. You deserve better than anything they have to offer you.
B ) Like the President, the NSA, the TSA, FEMA, etc., Congress is just a smoke screen to distract from the forces actually pulling the levers of power. The more absurd what they’re doing seems, the easier it is to associate it with the absurdity of the world, but the actual causes are far more insidious and harder to identify than some obsolete political institution. We can’t fight the institution but we do have a say in the war for our minds. Their B.S. is just there to make you sadder and more helpless at the end of the day. If it’s in the media, it’s a lie designed to distract you from the extent to which every day of your life is a crime against your humanity, natural law, and the generations of the future. All we can do now is find meaning on our own terms and practice compassion in our personal lives. Happy Tuesday!
Bearded Bull’s Head
This powerful head cast of solid copper has a hollow in the back so that it could be attached to a larger object. The head is brought to life with inlaid eyes of lapis lazuli and shell. It was probably part of a copper relief or a three-dimensional figure that protected the façade or interior of an early temple. The bull’s massive head is emphasized by a stocky muzzle and shortened horns. The addition of a curled, wide beard looks curiously natural on an animal that symbolized the sky god An. As the embodiment of fertility and power, the bearded bull served as an ever-present symbol of divine protection and royal might through centuries of ancient Near Eastern art.
Source: Saint Louis Art Museum