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Philosophy

As though fields of flowers…

As though fields of flowers, our experiences are living (and decaying) things and it is indeed in a transience native to all material and psychological things that we come to understand their true value and beauty. The most difficult part of this experience and light of living, of being, is to know that it is […]

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Philosophy

Ignoring Truth for Temporary Happiness

The most mystifying truth of all is that we live in a world that defines value and success in such limited terms, as being little more than successfully replicating the patterns and conventions of behaviour and thought that we encounter and through which we learn to play a game of simple (or – often enough […]

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life

Pathos

That boundary between the world as it is and as any of us would rather have it be is a stark cartography of relentless dissatisfaction. The expanding volume and referential space between what is and what might be is that labyrinthine, glorious confusion around which this, our own selves, orbit and upon which the essential […]

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life

Spring Blossoms

Flowers fascinate me – it is Spring here and they are blooming everywhere.  There is no simpler representation or resonance of natural beauty and symmetry.  They also remind us of the transience, fragility and value of our own sentience, life and experience; external appearances and a temporary flourish of colour and life are wonderful, glorious […]

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life

Time, like liquid logic flows…

Time…

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Philosophy

Ephemeral Beauty

The most beautiful things we ever experience are made all the more beautiful by their utter transience, impermanence and fleeting nature in time.

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Philosophy

Transience

If we lived forever we might never value what time we have…

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culture

Through a Glass, Darkly

Aesthetics, Art History, metaphors and concepts…

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Philosophy

Transience in Aesthetics

Beauty of form in shape, symmetry, contour, pattern or design is always enhanced, augmented in direct proportion to its transience…

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Philosophy

Shadows

Are shadows merely the poor cousins of reflections ?