- the day I’ve had today
- stumbling into Pope John Paul the 2nd’s letter to the artist
- my kindle’s ads
“artist” can be interchanged with “scientist”, they may seem like opposites but as someone who has hands in both, the similarities outweigh the differences.
On the threshold of the Third Millennium, my hope for all of you who are artists is that you will have an especially intense experience of creative inspiration. May the beauty which you pass on to generations still to come to be such that it will stir them to wonder! Faced with the sacredness of life and of the human person, and before the marvels of the universe, wonder is the only appropriate attitude.
From this wonder, there can come that enthusiasm. People of today and tomorrow need this enthusiasm if they are to meet and master the crucial challenges which stand before us. Thanks to this enthusiasm, humanity, every time it loses its way, will be able to lift itself up and set out again on the right path. In this sense, it has been said with profound insight that “beauty will save the world”
Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savour life and to dream of the future. That is why the beauty of created things can never fully satisfy.
Artists of the world, may your many different paths all lead to that infinite Ocean of beauty where wonder becomes awe, exhilaration, unspeakable joy.
after thinking about it a bit it leaves me with a thought, and it flies in the face of some forms of Buddhism and Christianity. I’m going to SAY IT ANYWAYS!
Some forms of Buddhism say that we’re here to learn a lesson. That you will graduate from samsara you escape the cycle of birth and death if you let go of your attachments, samsara contains five cyclic realms and according to them the reason why being reincarnated as a human is so desirable is not because we have the ability to have discipline, create, Explorer, discover, learn, enjoy . The reason it’s great for them is that it gives them a chance to no longer be stuck in their cycle of birth and death, I don’t know it’s like going to a great Festival and then hoping you never come back again,
the last thing I wanted to rant about
Does anyone else own a Kindle? If so do you also get Raunchy book ads?
I have a Kindle Paperwhite and whenever I open the protector for the Kindle special offers ads appear.
After opening and closing my Kindle a few times here are the ads I got
Dark Enemy: Taken
“She’s the immortal daughter of a goddess. Her kidnapper is a killer in our Clans worst what she feels for him can’t be love, or can it?’
‘ Riley, young, female CEO. Colin, bullish FCO with a plan. He needs her to succeed. She’s struggling. A trip to the Caribbean will change everything.’
The miracle morning
“Become the best parent you can be, simply by changing how you start your day. This guy shows you how!
(not a parent )
supposedly Amazon curates deals and product or based on my browsing and buying History. But compare that to my last few books i’ve read on my kindle
The Samurais Garden
The inevitable: understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future
Introduction to mathematical philosophy
The Ginger Tree
The soul of a new machine
It leaves me wondering If I obtained the information folders that Google and Amazon have on me would that reflect the person I am … most likely not since Amazon thinks I’m a romantic that enjoys the raunchy books and that I also have a child ( which I don’t) or maybe Amazon just knows me better than I know myself and they’re like ” YO! you’re gonna LOVE THIS BOOK READ IT ! also you have a kid that you never knew about and in a week he’s gonna be dropped on your doorstep get ready!! ”
till next time
PS: Viola and Ortensia I completed Samurias Garden ages ago but never wrote my thoughts on it but I’m worried this blog post is way too long if you’re both still interested ill post my thought about it next post.
super duper sorry