Magnetized by myth
Becoming aware of environmental potential is an endless process. Things presented sometimes are surprising in the moment, other times much later.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
Airport terminals often include aesthetic lighting effects that create a disorientating distraction from the business of transportation.
“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression: As pretty as an airport.” – Douglas Adams
Stepping out of line
Any time will do
For Schelling, every growth of nature has but one moment of perfect beauty, or flash of full existence. In this instant, it is what it is for eternity.
“Art, in that it presents the object in this moment, withdraws it from time, and causes it to display its pure being in the form of its eternal life.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
On the ferry
Perhaps because of infrequent occurrence, the mostly overcast ride on the ferry was very enjoyable. Sometimes the passage of time becomes acute in the variability associated with durational events. An aesthetic state of mind flourishes and distributes.
“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black
Tapestry of space
Step at a time
Walking is a great way to exercise the phenomenological method at a leisurely pace. Rather than considering the many objects encountered, rather reflect on the experience of encountering. Situated in time and in space as operative in consciousness, live through the journey with a certain awareness of the experience.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Go on dreaming
Different views of consciousness formed in imagery as considered at Maple Leaf Lake. A distinction reflection, the act of imagination is delightful.
“A reflective consciousness delivers us absolutely certain data; someone who, in an act of reflection, becomes conscious of ‘having an image’ cannot be mistaken.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
Perhaps reasoning primarily involves the application of rules, both invented by perceived pattern repetition and given by cultural norms. But true reality is inconsistent, with a mentally constructed organization working only as an abstract simplification or reduction.
“And there must be simple substances, since there are compounds; for a compound is nothing but a collection or aggregatum of simple things.” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
A place apart complete with directional indicator, bright light streams through the concrete canyons in the heart of the cold city.
“One belongs to New York instantly; one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Tom Wolfe
Area of knowledge
Firm theoretical basis
When free from the need for absolute certainty, existence becomes much more relaxed. This does not necessarily negate something known to exist or to have happened. It rather means that what is known to exist or comes about may not be everything, or only, what you might think it is.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius
Process of becoming
Exposed after concealment
An action is something an agent does with an intention. Nodal points of emergence mark demands on awareness cognition, punctuated by interest. We respond to events in ways that relate to our continued aspiration. Free will implies that purpose is not intrinsic.
“An observer’s notion of what is ordered, what is random, and what is complex in its environment depends directly on its computational resources: the amount of raw measurement data, of memory, and of time available for estimation and inference.” – James P. Crutchfield