“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

Saturday, April 18, 2015


For me life is a flickering instability between two different types of death. Not anti-death but between deaths. A spectral flicker.

On the one side we have dissolution.

On the other we have endless machination.



Anonymous said...

Or maybe a spectral vapour--an exhalation of breath that mists the world briefly

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion stories' idea of Law & Chaos.

I misspelled champion and the spellchecker tried to turn it into champignon. Eternal shroom?

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories' concept of Law vs. Chaos.

I misspelled champion & the spellcheck tried to change it to champignon. Eternal champignon. Permanent shroom?

Shikra said...

Ecology without nature implies ecology without characteristics proper to human, doesn't it?

Hence, there is no difference of kind between environment synthesized by humans (where you die in machination) or ¨"natural" physical environment (where you die in dissolution). The difference is only of degree.