Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Good, Bad, and the Balance

The beauty of this part of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 is simply destructive. Something in your soul bends and breaks but does not find a way to escape :)

When the force of coincidence increases, it first makes you euphoric, but at a certain point you feel the pressure of the truth of the imagination, the ``what if'' effect becomes unbearable. Maybe that is the origin of the truly extraordinary art.
``In this world, there is no absolute good, no absolute evil,'' the man said. ``Good and evil are not fixed, stable entities but are continually trading places. A good may be transformed into an evil in the next second. And vice versa. Such was the way of the world that Dastoevsky depicted in The Brothers Karamazov. The most important thing is to maintain the balance between the constantly moving good and evil. If you lean too much in either direction, it becomes difficult to maintain actual morals. Indeed, balance itself is the good. This is what I mean when I say that I must die in order to keep things in balance.'' ---p. 447, 1Q84
Yet, you cannot discuss them openly, because revealing secrets is devil's temptation:
``There is an episode involving the devil and Christ in The Brothers Karamazov, I recall. The Christ is undergoing harsh austerities in the wilderness when the devil challenges him to perform a miracle---to change a stone into bread. But the Christ ignores him. Miracles are the devil's temptation.'' ---p. 447, 1Q84
In any case, humor and humility are important assets for the journey :)
Safar: My Life Journey: Balancing Acts and Humor: Gone with the Fart!

And let's have one more quote, this time from NPR, for the hell of it, lol
Poems and poetry are, for me, a deep a form ofknowing, just like science. Yes, obviously, they are different. But each, in its way, is a way to understand the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment

IT'S NOT ...

.. ``It's not your spread, and it's not how strong you are, and it's not how fast you are, because you have all those thing...