"Las religiones son herramientas del poder. El misticismo es otra cosa."

Notas de clase 2013

Currently on page 20 of Stephen King's It (about 1100 pages more to go)

"In the geography of Mellon’s face, mountains would rise and continent’s would drift." This is when Webby Garton decides to "rearrange Mellon's face". A rich description of how Mellon is going to get beat up basically. I've never read the fact that someone wants to punch another person in the face in such a visually pleasing and simple way. Also, I love the nature-related metaphor. Stephen King is actually so gooooood, or maybe I need to read more. No but Stephen King is good obviously for many other reasons.

“Does our essence still lie in what we know, or are we now content to be defined by what we want?" 

- Nicholas Carr on Automation's Perils

The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are. —Fernando Pessoa