“The military order Havoc! was a signal given to the English military forces in the Middle Ages to direct the soldiery (in Shakespeare’s parlance ‘the dogs of war’) to pillage and chaos.”—Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment,
We are Choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside…
This holy reality, this holy experience. Choosing to be here in… This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion. Alive This holy reality, in this holy experience. Choosing to be here in… This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion…
Of what it means to be alive Swirling round with this familiar parable.
Spinning, weaving round each new experience.
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
chance to be alive and breathing. This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality. Embrace this moment. Remember. we are eternal.
all this pain is an illusion.”—TOOL: LYRICS
“People who worship the same idol can trust one another, work as a team and prevail over less cohesive groups. So if you want to understand politics, and especially our divisive culture wars, you must follow the sacredness.”—Forget the Money, Follow the Sacredness - NYTimes.com
“this was the quandary of every alternative breakout band born in the long shadow of Saint Kurt: You had to accept newfound bigness but find room within it to resist. Above all, you couldn’t seem as if you were enjoying it too much." ARGH”—Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead’s Runaway Guitarist - NYTimes.com
The apparent science fictional nature of ecological-scale projects has prompted science fiction author Karl Schroeder to observe that the large-scale harnessing of ecologies might explain our current lack of success in encountering advanced alien civilizations. Schroeder explains the Fermi Paradox – the apparent contradiction between the likelihood that extraterrestrial civilizations exist and the lack of evidence for them – by speculating that we have not yet encountered our cosmic neighbors because they are indistinguishable from their native ecology.
Science Fiction author and cultural commentator Bruce Sterling proposes a further play on Clarke’s dictum and wryly observes that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from its garbage.”
“Above all, the exhibition illustrates how Mr. Gaultier has always been transgressive, but ultimately generous, in his social messages, employing models of various shapes, sizes and skin colors, while ignoring presumed boundaries of gender or sexuality. Nevertheless, his antics, from the release of a pop song in 1988 to a fashion show with women mud wrestling in 2009, can sometimes backfire, overshadowing his hard work.”—Gaultier, Revived, Is Ready for Another Look - NYTimes.com