A lost little Sputnik

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Of course, the result isn’t the point… The point is the longing.

Desire can’t be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we’ve failed, because desire is the state we seek…

The worst thing of all would be if we actually arrived at perfect, because if we did, we would extinguish the very thing that drives us.

We want the wanting.

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Seth Godin on desire, the paradox of which Rebecca Solnit explored beautifully. Reminiscent of Carl Sagan’s point about science and spirituality

Or, as Andy Warhol wrote in his meditations on sex and love, “The most exciting thing is not-doing-it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it’s much more exciting.”

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I’ve been feeling extremely lonely at night these past few weeks. Ever since Bali I’ve been nagged by the thought of no one really caring deeply about me.

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mymodernmet:

Jason deCaires Taylor recently installed Ocean Atlas, a huge underwater sculpture depicting young local girl holding up the ceiling of the ocean, off the coast of Nassua in the Bahamas. Constructed using sustainable pH neutral materials, the colossal piece is meant to serve as an artificial reef for marine life.

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It’s possible to bend language to your will, to invest extraordinary amounts of effort and care to make words do what you want them to do.

Our culture celebrates athletes that shape their bodies, and chieftains who build organizations. Lesser known, but more available, is the ability to work on our words until they succeed in transmitting our ideas and causing action.

Here’s the thing: you may not have the resources or the physique or the connections that people who do other sorts of work have. But you do have precisely the same keyboard as everyone else. It’s the most level playing field we’ve got.

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celdee:

Universal, personal thoughts.

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