Thursday, August 17, 2006

Oido en una cancion//Heard in a song

La pasion es indolente
y la soledad es fiel

Pasion is merciless
and loneliness is faithful

(Caifanes)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

unapologetical

In a book by Michel Foucault called ' Tecnologies of the self ' he explains the processes by which western philosophy and religion have tried to solve those existential riddles that lie between the poles of one's own mind. It's funny how in most cases these tecnologies to figure oneself out rely on tortuous, sensoring and painful processes that somehow are supposed to bring an internal light or thruth out. But actually these rituals or exercises have tamed and constrained the limits of our will and imagination all through history and have resulted in making us the perfect canvas for robotic-non-critical masterpieces . It seems to me that we have inherited an outdated fear of the freedom and power latent in our brains and it would be nice that we got over it. Religion and (maybe to a less extent) philosophy should either grow out of that kind of notions or simply disappear. Maybe un-learning 'how to think' is a good start.

Monday, August 07, 2006

estoic therapy//terapia estoica

There is hope in the refusal to indulge in hope
(or is it faith in the power of habits?)
A heart can get used to anything
no matter how sad or absurd (or both)

Hay esperanza en la renuncia a la esperanza
(o es acaso fe en el poder del habito?)
un corazon puede acostumbrarse a cualquier cosa
no importa que tan triste o absurda (o ambas)