Saturday, March 8, 2014

Infinite Possibilites

There are infinite possibilities you can borrow from at any moment. 

      Steve Jobs said, "I want to put a ding in the universe." He was a man who believed in infinite possibilities. After he died, I read his sister's eulogy, in which she noted: "We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories."
      This is quite similar to Sartre's statement: "We have, in fact, every chance of dying before we have accomplished our task, or, on the other hand, of outliving it. And if it is only chance which decides the character of our death and therefore of our life, then even the death which most resembles the end of a resolved chord cannot be waited for as such; by determining it for me removes from it any character as a harmonious end. But once what I am bent on, what is holy, my poetry, is accomplished, once I have succeed in achieving a project that is truly mine and not something that anybody else might have done as well, if not better, then the picture chances: I have already won against Death.”
       There is no good death, even dying at the end of a task still leaves another unaccomplished or an emotional/spiritual need left on the back burner of more corporate/business/worldly pursuits. But I love how Sartre says "my poetry", what a way to describe your life! It reminds me of Whitman's line "and your very flesh shall become a great poem". I think Steve Jobs wrote that poem and then "won".

Aqua, Ryuichi Sakamoto 

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun." - Picasso 

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