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WALTZ/WALDTEUFEL. BY STEVEN BENSON

Sad

Poignant

Strains….

It yearns

It longs

For a

World

Long-Gone;

Of once

Elegant

Ballrooms(then); NOW: deserted, rodent-infested, SHELLS of the dead grand edifices: on piers, in old hotels….so that… 20 more words

On The Ultimate Act of Excedence

In his essay ‘On Escape’, French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas diagnoses humanity with an insatiable ‘need’ which defines its essential character in relation to the remainder of reality. 3,438 more words

TREE: AN EXTENDED METAPHOR.FOR MERSEYSIDE LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP.MARCH 2018

Thought association…..

Tree of life

Staff of life

Penis…….

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Climb the shakey tree of the free market economy/capitalism?

A tree which is

STUNTED

GNARLED, with WHORLS of mass incompetence and greed; which aspires upwards, but is constantly battered and buffeted by its own volatile winds. 269 more words

Alterity & Marginality: Representation of Indigenous Peoples, Africans and Afro-descendants in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Black Atlantic

The doctoral candidates of the Centre aixois d’études romanes (CAER) and the l’Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF-Aix) are hosting a seminar—Altérité & marginalité: la représentation des indigènes, Africains et afro-descendants en Amérique Latine, dans les Caraïbes et dans l’Atlantique Noir . 464 more words

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on the honest labors of mimesis

“Now the strange thing about this silly if not desperate place between the read and the really made-up is that it appears to be where most of us spend our time as epistemically correct, socially created, and occasionally creative beings. 219 more words

Thoughts

The Everest of our pathetic failed attempts, the peak of "human evolution".

Why do we blame it on the Devil for leading us into temptation? Why do we say “we all have our demons”? How come we come so hard on terms to accept our faults and why do we superficially take on someone else’s guilt when no one asked for it? 243 more words

Personal Development

Responsibility to the Other

“The other person is not simply a step on the philosopher’s ladder to metaphysical truth. And perhaps the source of wonder with which, as Aristotle claimed, philosophy begins, is not to be found by staring into the starry heavens, but by looking into another’s eyes, for here is a more palpable infinity that can never exhaust my curiosity.” | Simon Critchley, “The Ethics of Deconstruction” 2,157 more words