A.Glass updates and insight (72)

masculin-460x654(Hans Hillmann, poster for Goddard’s Masculine Feminine, 1966.  Modernism style graphic art print.  From The English Group all credit due.)

  • New art to be framed.  Will have photos up on Chiasmus very soon.
  • Working steadily on my new book, recently inspired by (only for a short segment, not the whole concept) the meteorite recently crashing through lower atmospheres whilst breaking up above the Thai skyline + J.G Ballard’s ‘Crash’ .   Regardless the book will be out next year (2016)

The absolute tragedy of the Russian jet exploding and being ripped apart at 30,000 feet over Egypt, resonates the dangers of air travel (human controlled) and the new cold war.  Very sad.

A slightly nihilistic quote, but I adore Dostoyevsky’s writings

“With the anthill, the respectable race of ants began and with the anthill they will probably end, which does the greatest credit to their perseverance and staidness. But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like the chessplayer, loves only the process of the game, not the end of it. And who knows (on cannot swear to it), perhaps the only goal on earth to which mankind is striving lies in this incessant process of attaining, or in other words, in life itself, and not particularly in the goal which of course must always be two times two makes four, that is a formula, and after all, two times two makes four is no longer life, gentlemen, but is the beginning of death. Anyway, man has always been somehow afraid of this two times two makes four, and I am afraid of it even now. Granted that man does nothing but seek that two times two makes four, that he sails the oceans, sacrifices his life in the quest, but to succeed, really to find it — he is somehow afraid, I assure you. He feels that as soon as he has found it there will be nothing for him to look for.”

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Notes from Underground .”


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