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Musings that fluctuate between pragmatism and abstraction.

— somber ink —
[H]e who is hated by the people, as the wolf by the dogs - is the free spirit, the enemy of fetters, the non-adorer, the dweller in the woods.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.

— Carl Jung

The New Kingdom

Homo insipiens is thy name,

and this earth is thy residence.

Thine enemy is reason,

and thine ally is community.

Thou shalt procreate wildly

and uncontrollably

until homo sapiens

and the Übermensch

are no more.

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

— Carl Sagan

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.

— Charles Bukowski