‘His retina is beleaguered with images’

“What of modern man’s scale of values? His retina is beleaguered with images (photographs, printed matter, street advertisements, Cinema) from morning to night.”  Alvar Aalto, 1927 And now we’re beleaguered with shiny devices that blast such promotions into our eyes. We all carry a piece of Times Square in our pocket. gif by Tomasz Konczakowski

‘I can disagree with your opinion, it turns out, but I can’t disagree with your experience’

I can disagree with your opinion, it turns out, but I can’t disagree with your experience. And once I have a sense of your experience, you and I are in relationship, acknowledging the complexity in each other’s position, listening less guardedly. The difference in our opinions will probably remain intact, but it no longer defines […]

‘There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil’

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. — Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens Of Titan

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