“The Image” / Memorable Fancies #1734

[“We can comprehend only a world we ourselves have made.” – Nietzsche] Then why can’t I understand the world – did I not create it? In my image, in my likeness? [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Soft of Hearing” / Memorable Fancies #1465

[“…only the most indistinct sounds reach the listener.” - Walter Benjamin] As we do not always hear with understanding, in our minds we make up for what’s missing - or unclear - or unwelcome. Do we judge the words harshly? Then we are judging ourselves. But truly, all words, everything we hear and even see is – like this.     <END>   … [Read more...]

“Being, Ignored” / Memorable Fancies #1430

[“no others why no other have ever been” – John Ashbery] I’ve discovered that I made everyone else up. Out of loneliness, I guess, needing people to talk to, play games with, love. But if I made them all up, why do they ignore me, pretend they have lives of their own? <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Pictures of the Invisible, a fiction sampler.   … [Read more...]

“My Life Not Yours” / Memorable Fancies #1266

[“I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.” – Billy Joel] Have you noticed that the world has a single point of view, and it’s YOURS? Now, how could that be? How did this universe become YOUR universe, and you the only subject in it, everyone and everything else just objects of your perception? Why YOU? You’re nothing special except to yourself and your mom, just one of seven billion people in an overcrowded world; what about THEM? But there’s an answer: everyone has his own … [Read more...]

“The View from Nowhere” / Memorable Fancies #555

[“Strange error about our lives because we try to experience them from the outside.” – Albert Camus]      There is no objective point of view, no place from outside ourselves to see ourselves, or to see others. A private point of view is the maniac’s truth that he is the God of his own small space, and that his eyes see only the contents of his own mind.   <END>        If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]

“[Your Life Here]” / Memorable Fancies #523

     Life as hypothesis: What if God, or Descartes’ evil genius, were to say “What if there were a world with [your name here] in it?”, and then proceeded to build and operate such a world containing [your life here]? Isn’t that what really happens? Where is everybody else when you’re not looking? <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, or other social websites.      Subscriptions to this blog are … [Read more...]