Sometimes I don’t know how I feel. This is one of the most important self-affirmations a person can make, because it is honest.
There was never any more inception that there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now,
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.
Urge and urge and urge,
Always the procreant urge of the world.
Out of dimness opposite equals advance, always
substance and increase, always sex,
Always a knit of identity, always distinction, always a
breed of life.
To elaborate is no avail, learn’d and unlearn’d feel that
it is so.”
—”Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman
Of all the many devices employed by Ego to keep us in his power, none is more effective than language. The English language is so structured that it demands the repeated use of the personal pronoun “I” for grammatical nicety and presumed clarity…Listen to any conversation and see how the stress invariably falls on the “I” - “I said…” “I did…” “I like…” “I hate…” All this plays into the hands of Ego…The strong assertion of the Ego-I in contemporary American speech, as well as the decline of the passive voice in favor of the active, shows that we no longer value humility and self-effacement, if we ever did.
—Philip Kapleau (Introduction to Zen Keys by Thich Nhat Hahn)
new Grizzly Bear
You can never have too many lists of things, so I made a list of my current favorite albums in no particular order:
Girls- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Real Estate- Days
Beach House- Bloom
Grizzly Bear- Vekatimest
Local Natives- Gorilla Manor
The XX- The XX
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Toro Y Moi- Causers of This
Danger Mouse- Rome
John Mayer- Continuum
The Smiths- Complete
For a while now, I have been absent from the Tumblr community. I’m not even sure if my posts reach anyone or if they echo silently through the ether. Recently, I have been working on myself and getting things in order, working on writing and creating. I have set up a writings page on my Tumblr, and I will be posting more regularly. Also, I’m in the process of recording some work, and I’ll have links to SoundCloud posted soon. Please let me know what you think, and reblog if you like it.