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Uit The Witness.


The concept of a clock enfolds all succession in time.

In the concept the sixth hour is not earlier
than the seventh or eighth,

although the clock never strikes the hour,
save when the concept biddeth.

— Nicholas of Cusa, 1450

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Uit The Witness.


Suppose a boat is crossing a river,
and another empty boat is about to collide with it.

Even an irritable man would not lose his temper.

But supposing there was some one in the second boat.
Then the occupant of the first
would shout to him to keep clear.

And if the other did not hear the first time,
nor even when called three times,
bad language would inevitably follow.

In the first case there was no anger,
in the second there was;

because in the first case the boat was empty,
and in the second it was occupied.

And so it is with man.
If he could only roam empty through life,
who would be able to injure him?

— Zhuangzi, 4th century B.C.


Moeten dat echt voornemens zijn?
Of mogen dat ook wensen worden?

Zo van gelijk
Je laatste verjaardagstaart
Maar waar wat te weinig kaarsjes op stonden
Om de wens in vervulling te laten gaan

(Of misschien was Jesus wel even kwaad op Jou of zo)

Zijn dat dingen
Die je uit het diepste van je hart hard wil?

En waar je eigenlijk
Kwaad op jezelf voor bent
Omdat je het met al de wil van de wereld
Niet kunt bereiken

(Ook al lijkt het op een gemiddelde dinsdagmiddag nog zo makkelijk)

Het is wat vroeg
Ik weet het

Maar er is toch iets dat ik wens
Uit het diepste van mijn hard hart
En ik ben dan zo idioot traditioneel
Om het niet te openbaren

(Een kwestie dat Jesus ook nog eens kan lachen, misschien)

Met een groot wens-gehalte
Wij kleine mens mogen niets eisen, enkel bidden

Niet zo
Zegt de M-generatie
Vol arrogantie maar vol weemoed
En de bazen dat maar niet snappen

(Jesus was de OC-boss)

Met ons allen in een kring
Rond kaarsen

Niet omdat dat leuk is

Maar omdat we het eigenlijk ook niet meer weten

Een klein bundeltje hoop

Dat is wat ik wil

Can I Drunk Grok It

I’ve recently noticed a change in my reading behavior

It’s not any more whether I can grok it if sober



I can grok anything when sober

It’s about whether I can grok it when drunk

If I can

It’s bullshit

Complete and utter (even this sentence with lots of parenthesis was easier to type due to upflame emotions)

If I cannot



Something to look at again tomorrow

I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or not

Being an alcoholic and all

And letting that determine your interpretati… interpretative… those skills

You know?

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Uit The Witness.


Imagine if all the tumult of the body were to quiet down,
along with all our busy thoughts about earth, sea, and air;

if the very world should stop, and the mind cease thinking about itself,
go beyond itself, and be quite still;

if all the fantasies that appear in dreams and imagination should cease,
and there be no speech, no sign:

Imagine if all things that are perishable grew still –
for if we listen they are saying,

We did not make ourselves; he made us who abides forever –
imagine, then, that they should say this and fall silent,

listening to the very voice of him who made them
and not to that of his creation;

so that we should hear not his word through the tongues of men,

nor the voice of angels,
nor the clouds’ thunder,
nor any symbol,

but the very Self which in these things we love,

and go beyond ourselves to attain a flash
of that eternal wisdom which abides above all things:

And imagine if that moment were to go on and on,
leaving behind all other sights and sounds

but this one vision which ravishes and absorbs
and fixes the beholder in joy;

so that the rest of eternal life
were like that moment of illumination
which leaves us breathless:

Would this not be what is bidden in scripture,
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord?

Augustine of Hippo, circa 400


When you are alone, there is art through suffering.

But you overcome it through a feeling of superiority.

When you are together, there is art through suffering.

But you overcome it through a feeling of inferiority.


Pringles can

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