the ents

my father watched the second part of the lord of the rings, way back when it came out on the dvd. the only thing he thought real enough was the ents. ‘because this is how the forest should be, i’ve seen that,’ he said. and now, for him, the lord of the rings is about […]

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the titans of song

spent the last night and part of today watching/listening to the choir competition before the song and dance festival (No25, in 140 years). the recorded versions are accessible here and this is something totally maddening in scale and beauty. the music, the singers, the conductors, the intensity, the pure craziness of song wars. i do not […]

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how all the complex things strive for simplicity, and the simple cannot be called primitive

looking into the quiet white night full of fragrances, looking at the wild-roses, i think. i think of plants. and i think in rhetorical questions. the worshippers of progress write in their books that plants are primitive. they do not move, and they do not talk, or do any of the things the ‘sophisticated’ or […]

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