August 15th, 2020


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There are people we meet in life who miss being important to us by inches, days, or heartbeats. Another place or time or a different emotional frame of mind and we would willingly fall into their arms; gladly take up their challenge or invitation. But as it is, we encounter them when we are discontent or content and they are not. Whatever they are, we are not and vice versa. Two trains going in different directions that pass for a few powerful moments at full speed, blasting noise and wind but then they are gone. Whatever serious chemistry might have been possible if, isn’t.

— Jonathon Carrol

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Книга David Eagleman - Incognito. The Secret Lives of the Brain,
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I cannot grasp all that I am
— Augustine

Man is a plant which bears thoughts, just as a rose-tree bears roses and an apple-tree bears apples.
— Antoine Fabre D'Olivet

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
— Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Man is a masterpiece of creation, if only because no amount of determinism can prevent him from believing that he acts as a free being.
— Georg C. Lichtenberg

As for men, those myriad little detached ponds with their own swarming corpuscular life, what were they but a way that water has of going about beyond the reach of rivers?
— Loren Eiseley, The Flow of the River.

Caprice - Kywitt! Kywitt! [Album]

волшебные грибочки поют песенки на разных языках (английский, немецкий, русский). Милый, местами слегка зловещий и обаятельный альбом.

третий трек - песенка волшебной птицы из сказки братьев Гримм про можжевельник:
Kywitt! Kywitt! Kywitt! Kywitt!
wat vör’n schöön Vagel bün ik!
только это не немецкий, а какой-то платтдойч наверное)))

wat vör’n schöön Vagel bün ik! = was für’n schöner Vogel bin ich!