Monday, January 15, 2018

parking lot devil


Quote: Gregory Bateson

"... mere purposive rationality unaided by such phenomena as art, religion, dream and the like, is necessarily pathogenic and destructive of life; ... its virulence springs specifically from the circumstance that life depends upon interlocking circuits of contingency, while consciousness can see only such short arcs of such circuits as human purpose may direct."

from Steps to an Ecology of Mind, 1972

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quote: Gaston Bachelard

"The reality of love is mutilated when it is detached from all its unrealness"

Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie

Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote: Hans Loewald

" ... analysts all too frequently fall into the error of regarding fantasy as being opposed to reality, as something to be eventually discarded or relegated to a psychic enclave.  But fantasy is unreal only insofar as its communication with present actuality is inhibited or severed.  To that extent, however, present actuality is unreal too.  Perhaps a better word than 'unreal' is 'meaningless'"

from 'Psychoanalysis as an Art' in Papers on Psychoanalysis (1980)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quote: Eileen Myles

"Rumi had someone following him around all day long, while he spoke the poem.  He was simply in it.  I was in it too. The room was the poem, the day I was in.  Oh Christ.  What writes my poem is a second ring, inner or outer.  Poetry is just the performance of it.  These little things, whether I write them or not.  That's the score.  The thing of great value is you.  Where you are, glowing and fading, while you live."

from Inferno: (A Poet's Novel) 2010