Monday, February 04, 2008

The magic of another dawn

'The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.'
Henry Miller
The Wisdom of the Heart, 1941

Ha, yes. He did not write just Nexus, Sexus, Plexus.


  1. May we always live joyously, serenely and divinely aware. I'll pass on the drunkenly. :-)

  2. Jmb, I immediately focused on the drunkenly. Henry Miller must of had an appreciation for the bottle.

  3. Ha ha. Isn't it funny? Although I am pretty sure Old Henry wouldn't have spit into any bottle, no second I thought of alcohol.
    Rather I was 'freudetrunken' (drunken with joy) and/or 'Trunken vor Glück' (drunken of happiness) because of all these colours in the astrophysician's photo. :)

  4. congratulations to that astrophysician and congratulations to those eyes took care, select and share with us... no doubt, thanks for Old Henry :)

  5. must life have an aim or goal?

    i know hegel and various other gits thought so, but i'd rather not bother with the end in anything other than an acknowledgement (that there is AN end). the end is not the aim however, more a reason to DO.

    just LIVE, as mad, chaotic and ridiculous as it all is. it's not one or the other.

    sorry to be so picky, i just hate being told what to do...

  6. Anon,
    I'll forward your words.

    Thanks to you, too. :)

    need I say it's been a pleasure having you?
    Obviously I need mention, though, that it's far from me trying to tell anybody who'd prefer to fill the interval between birth and death on morosity, he shouldn't. :)
    By the way, it was not me who throw shadow on your ton, it was you who decided to read this.

    But as it's my aim (sic!) to please all my visitors, here's just for:

    'There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.'
    George Santayana,
    Soliloquies in England, 1922.

  7. I wish I had read this wise saying before I left my comment on ardent's article about Nasreddin Hodja :(

  8. Splendid presentation: words and photo!

    Thank you, Sean.:)

  9. That's a dawn, Claudia, hm? Oh well, only the early astrophysicist catches it. :)

  10. Replies
    1. Yes. And the older I become the faster they seem to come and go.