“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beautiful sadness

Beauty is slightly sad, because it isn't you. It's also a little bit scary because you can't tell whether it's pretense or not.

We expect beauty to be happy, so we keep deleting the real thing from our experience. We can't believe it.

More memories of Kant from yesterday...

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