Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Humankind 2

I found some epigraphs for my Verso book about solidarity with nonhumans. Figure them out : )


Idris: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
Idris: So much bigger on the inside. I’m—Oh, what is that word? It’s so big. And so complicated. And so sad. (Doctor Who, “The Doctor's Wife”; the word is alive)

Kathy Nightingale: What did you come here for anyway?
Sally Sparrow: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
Kathy Nightingale: What's good about sad?
Sally Sparrow: It's happy for deep people. (Doctor Who, “Blink”)

Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss
Old Fat Furry Catpuss
Wake up and look at this thing that I bring
Wake up, be bright, be golden and light
Bagpuss, oh hear what I sing.

And Bagpuss was wide awake
And when Bagpuss wakes up, all his friends wake up too   [hey that also works in Dzogchen :) ]
The mice on the mouse-organ woke up and stretched
Madeleine, the rag doll
Gabriel, the toad
And last of all, Professor Yaffle, who was a very distinguished old woodpecker.
He climbed down off his bookend and went to see what it was that Emily had brought.   (Bagpuss introduction)

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