Friday, August 24, 2012

Europa / Europe

Vielleicht ist dies das Europäische daran, dieses unerlöste, nach allen Richtungen ausgreifende Denken, das weder bei den materialistischen Passionen der Neuen Welt noch bei der Spiritualität des Ostens zur Ruhe kommen wird.

(Eberhard Falcke in "Die Zeit" No. 32/12)

Maybe this is the European aspect of it, this unredeemed thinking which reaches out in all directions and which will neither find peace in the materialistic passions of the New World nor in the spirituality of the East.

(my own translation)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bem Bahia: BembaTrio - Melô do vatapá

The official clip for Melô do Vatapá by BembaTrio from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (via Ley).

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Paul Auster on Affordances and Horizons

Stories happen only to those who are able to tell them, someone once said. In the same way, perhaps, experiences present themselves only to those who are able to have them.

Paul Auster in The Locked Room, the third part of his New York Trilogy.