miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

...and just today...

And just today 11 years later, I discover that the title of this dear old book/essay, Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, comes from Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, and which is the beginning of the second sentence of one of the most famous soliloquies, and is the response of the protagonist, Macbeth, to the news of his wife's death.
Here a link to the soliloquie.

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

Random ideas...and favorite writers

A book worth reading...Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Essay by Aldous Huxley.
Many years ago I stole (sorry mom)  this small old, book that was coming apart, with the title Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow...and it has become one of my all time favorites...it contains various essays by Aldous Huxley, I highly recommend it.
I first fell in love with Kurt Vonnegut's work, while processing fish up in Alaska, I happened to come across "Galapagos", of all places, an old processing boat in the middle of the Bering Sea, amazingly it made laugh, and the romance began.
rhythm: noun.
1. A strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.
3. A regularly recurring sequence of events or actions: the rhythms of the tides.
I believe there has to be a rhythm to creativity, in all it's hectic appearance...in all it's natural conflict like being.
Doesn't ever happen to you that you just want to do something, not feel useless and feel productive, and positive, so you push yourself trying to achieve that thing. Then you are just rushing and trying to do it no matter what, and even maybe you want to do it in a quick manner, and you just end up making a big MESS, and I think it is because one is out of rhythm, and things done in a rush seem to have a tendency to turn out wrong.
No les ha pasado que a veces quieren hacer algo, ser utiles y productivos, y positivos, entonces nos presionamos a hacer algo. Y lo que pasa es que te aceleras demas, haciendo lo que sea que decidiste que tenias que hacer, y de un modo rapido, y todo termina hecho un desastre, I creo que es porque estamos fuera de ritmo, y las cosas con prisa no parecen tener una tendencia a salir bien, mas bien tienden a salir mal.
The only thing that stays the same is...constant change.