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"Wine and passionflower and other substances of the earth. Shapes painted with contorted figures on to empty space. Deranged, of course, but then derangement is the point.

Speak the desire in terms both lucid and transparent. Write it down lest it should be forgotten when the spasm hits. Deep in the stomach now the tingling approach of horrid ecstasies. A naming and a calling, and then silence.

Failure. Nothing happeing, and then the rush of other. Sudden heat loss and convulsion. Hurried, white-faced navigation of a loft-ladder become an Escher staircase, only managing to reach the strip-lit ultra-violet of the bathroom as the venom surge ups to spill into the yawning porcelain..."
-Alan Moore, Voice of the Fire

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"There is some confusion as to what magic actually is. I think this can be cleared up if you just look at the very earliest descriptions of magic. Magic in its earliest form is often referred to as “the art”. I believe this is completely literal. I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words, or images, to achieve changes in consciousness. The very language about magic seems to be talking as much about writing or art as it is about supernatural events. A grimmoir for example, the book of spells is simply a fancy way of saying grammar. Indeed, to cast a spell, is simply to spell, to manipulate words, to change people's consciousness. And I believe that this is why an artist or writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world that you are likely to see to a Shaman.

I believe that all culture must have arisen from cult. Originally, all of the facets of our culture, whether they be in the arts or sciences were the province of the Shaman. The fact that in present times, this magical power has degenerated to the level of cheap entertainment and manipulation, is, I think a tragedy. At the moment the people who are using Shamanism and magic to shape our culture are advertisers. Rather than try to wake people up, their Shamanism is used as an opiate to tranquilize people, to make people more manipulable. Their magic box of television, and by their magic words, their jingles can cause everyone in the country to be thinking the same words and have the same banal thoughts all at exactly the same moment. "
-Alan Moore

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“Day and night, constantly erupting, the child Titania floats on her vast maternal rivers.

She comes from mythologies. Still all aquiver from being born. She rolls over on me, her new bed, the last one, she murmurs between my reeds: “my mire, my sacred mire.”

I saw you, huge heavy-thighed statue, three thousand years ago in Crete, at dawn, your gaze carved out of night by the coming day, your mouth drawn out of silence by a brilliant smile, I saw you recumbent but alive, dreaming at the edge of wakening’s brilliance, a very naked goddess.

I heard the sound of sobbing in your breast, sobs of wonder, because what a birth it is to awaken! You inhabit a primitive castle, lined with blood satin. An archaic statue with a powerful body, that has scarcely come out of the earth, with legs still so earthly, with colossal legs, with a broad, majestic neck, but whose head already partakes of the world of great birds.

I and my bloods, we want to come into your castle, we want to stay in every room, every corner, lick every stone.”

- The Book of Promethea by Helene Cixous (translated by Betsy Wing)

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Some day I need to sit down and really go through this thread. There's a hell of a lot of evocative stuff in here.

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The dead man’s death gives us the essential primitive experience, access to the other world, which is not without warning or noise but which is without the loss of our birthplace. So it gives us everything, it gives us the end of the world; to be human we need to experience the end of the world. We need to lose the world, to lose a world, and to discover that there is more than one world and that the world isn’t what we think it is. Without that, we know nothing about the mortality and immortality we carry. We don’t know we’re alive as long as we haven’t encountered death: these are banalities that have
been erased. And it is an act of grace.

— Helene Cixous

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Moore & William's Promethea

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Interesni Kazki: http://interesnikazki.blogspot.com/

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Reminded me of the Mercurials in the Forest of Thought: http://www.cultofweird.com/art/juan-gatti-anatomical-collages/

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I dream I have found the last of him. In the deep river currents where no reeds grow it floated like an abandoned cradle. I am ready now, to take the river into me. I do not want to, but now there can be no more delays, and I can see the colors of the water changing. I am draped in his body—intestines, blood, leg, clavicle, cheek, eyes, jaw, scalp, hands, skin, spleen, heart, skull. I am dressed for the ball, for a second wedding, for the insensate ritual of taking my dream-husband’s corpse into myself.

I know what is coming, what the river will leave in me like sandy deposits in the delta. I am resigned, I want it done. I want to leave it on the banks and never think on it again. The hawk-headed child looms large in my vision. I can feel its feathers already prickling the walls of my womb.

I stifle revulsion as I clean the last of the dream-husband’s organs in the cool river, which has inundated the valley and given life to the amaranth crops. I am the body of the sky, and I will give birth to light from light. I cannot tell if it is still a dream. If the child I will take from his mute body will be a dream-son or if he will be real. I am the amaranth, and I am the river. I hold the last of him in my hands, mottled gray and shot with hardened blood. And on its length is written:

This is the Book of Dreams.

Valente, Catherynne M. (2011-11-06). Myths of Origin: Four Short Novels (Kindle Locations 2650-2660). Wyrm Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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This made me think of Signers discovering their inner children:

"I just needed time alone, with my own thoughts
Got treasures in my mind but couldn't open up my own vault
My child-like creativity, purity and honesty is honestly being crowded by these grown thoughts
Reality is catching up with me, taking my inner child I'm fighting for custody
With these responsibilities that they entrust in me..."
-Kanye West, Power

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Wow - Interesni Kazki is amazing. Something for the disappointed surrealists in the 'PS Musings' thread, for sure.

I was listening to a Magicians-era interview with Lev Grossman the other day - he could not have been more excited about Catherynne Valente's Ventriloquism, which came out in 2011 on a small British press. Anyone know it?

He also mentioned Kelly Link - I've just started reading her collection Magic for Beginners. Fun so far - will try and post some bits as I read on.

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Brian Catling:

"From these relentless fictions I have netted a storm. I have bred hands. Incubated them in gloves of sulphur. Coaxed harsh nubile bone to invert itself. Carved them from occulted stones of lost intentions. Bathed them in milk under the swollen names of angels. And on that distant night unleashed them; a sending, a maelstrom of many where only one was needed. Tinder nails bite sparks from the walls in their passing, their velocity echoes stars in rain water cobble stones, a scatter over darkness, a flutter into dust: right hand, left hand, the prey being sensed, a warmth inbetween. Closing."

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Jesse Balmer:

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atomicb wrote:
Wow - Interesni Kazki is amazing. Something for the disappointed surrealists in the 'PS Musings' thread, for sure.

I was listening to a Magicians-era interview with Lev Grossman the other day - he could not have been more excited about Catherynne Valente's Ventriloquism, which came out in 2011 on a small British press. Anyone know it?

He also mentioned Kelly Link - I've just started reading her collection Magic for Beginners. Fun so far - will try and post some bits as I read on.

I know about Magic for Beginners, but I'm not familiar at all with Ventriloquism.

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David Ho: http://www.davidho.com/

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One more David Ho:

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He sings of the vast void and of seeds, of shatterings and scatterings and gatherings, of seeds of earth and air and sea and flickerings of flecks, the flash, the flux of fire. He sings of the beginnings of all things in these original forms of force, and how a young curved world took shape, unfurled its involutions and emerged in evolution, revelation of its own course; how its hard crust sealed eternal nevers in the deep blue-black of ocean and the world took form, little by little, in ephemera; of the awestruck earth watching a newborn sunrise shining, and the showers of the rainfall out of clouds high in the sky; of the time when forests first began to spring, and of the living creatures roaming, far and wide, over the unknown and unknowing wilderness of hills.

He sings of the first little gifts of the uncultivated earth: foxgloves in every dell, smiling acanthus mingled with the gypsy lilies, and wild ivy wandering everywhere; the goats that wander home unherded, udders stretched with milk; the oxen with no fear of any lion, not for all his might; and of our very cradles flowering with soft caressing blossoms; of the snake perished among the poisonous plants, and perfumes of azure breathing from every hedge. He sings of the marvel of a maiden gathering the golden fruit of hesperidium; he sings rings of moss-bound bitter bark around the alder sisters of a photon, brings them springing from the ground to tower tall as poplars.

He sings how, as the gulls strayed by permissive streams, one of the sisters of the music led him up into the mountains of the aeons, how the choir of the sun rose up before him; how a shepherd singer of divine lines, hair entwined with blossoms and bitter parsley, spoke to him: – These pipes of reeds you see – take them. The music gives them to you, just as once it gave them to a scarred old man to rhyme, to draw down ash trees rooted deep in time, down from the hills. With these, tell of the birth of the grinning forest, pride of all the groves of Apple.

He sings of after times, when we’ve all learned at last to read the praise of heroes and ancestor’s deeds and know what manhood is, of how the corn will flood the fields with golden, shimmering grain, the reddening grape hang heavy on untended vines, and solid oak will seep with sap that is part honey and part dew.

Duncan, Hal (2011-08-11). Vellum (The Book of All Hours) (pp. 232-233). Macmillan Publishers UK. Kindle Edition.

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Scarecrowoven: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Illustration/gnarly-illustrations-by-scarecrowoven

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"If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams."
-Yann Martel, The Life of Pi

"ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE ALSO DREAM BEINGS. DREAMING TIES ALL MANKIND TOGETHER."

-Jack Kerouac

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I think I must have nearly fallen asleep, when suddenly my flesh sparked and shivered, and a thing began to coalesce out of the hematite air. I could not, at first, see anything at all but a length of deeper black amid the blackness. Its edges seemed to shimmer with light, a heat lightning crisping the edges of a shape, glowing like an afterimage. I was afraid, granddaughter, of course I was afraid.

I cowered into the curve of the cavern, shaking like a newborn fawn. At length I perceived a long head and flowing hair, luminous eyes round as moons. It seemed a part of the stone, a part of the night, a part of nothing I had ever come near to knowing. My eyes rolled in my head and sweat slicked my skin. My heart beat so fast I felt as though I had swallowed a hummingbird.

Valente, Catherynne. The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden (Kindle Locations 515-520). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day."
-Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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"this is okay. i can roll with it.
my mind runs out across the universe.
finds its level.
i'm not leaving.
i'm -- arriving.
everywhere at once.

and whatever else it might be its not the end.
it doesn't feel like death.
unless a rock pool dies, when a wave breaks over it.
or warm breath dies as it fades --
and makes its peace with the air."
-M.Carey, 'Eve'

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sciborg2 wrote:
I know about Magic for Beginners, but I'm not familiar at all with Ventriloquism.

Get familiar with it, because it is completely awesome. More to come on this.

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"If she licks the wallpaper, will anyone notice?

The taste of Mrs. Wull’s wallpaper has been a long-standing question in Rosa’s mind. It’s the vibrant red of prickly pear preserves, striped with veins of minty green. When she was small, she imagined it tasting like figs crossed with raspberries, sweet and sappy and juicy-tart all at the same time. Now that she’s older and supposedly wiser, she knows that wallpaper, no matter how colorful or tempting, is just wallpaper, dust-flavored and dry as a moth’s wing rasping across your disappointed tongue. Saint Nicholas isn’t real, true love is a lie, and the only thing that won’t let you down in the world is its ability to let you down. The past few weeks have been, if nothing else, something of a learning experience in that regard.

Rosa knows all of this, but it doesn’t stop the stubborn five-year-old part of her from wanting to try. Feeling a little ridiculous, she sidles over to a corner, extends the tip of her tongue, and gives the wallpaper a tentative swipe. She braces for the bitterness of boiled glue, the chemical tang of several generations of mothballs and kerosene smoke. She prepares for life’s bad taste in her mouth, inevitable as wrinkles or scorpions in the kitchen...."

-Her Words Like Hunting Vixens Spring:

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http://keiththompsonart.com

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Great Stuff Wicke, wondering if HTML img tags will help:

http://keiththompsonart.com/images/full/minstrel.jpg

http://keiththompsonart.com/images/full/tower.jpg

http://keiththompsonart.com/images/full/slavepits.jpg

edit: Guess not, looks like linking might be forbidden.

edit 2: hmmm, even just having the links like that doesn't work. Sad

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“Anyone could say that a miracle is something impossible, but they say it thoughtlessly, mindlessly, because most people have such weak imaginations they couldn’t possibly understand what they’re saying when they say that a miracle is something impossible.

Ask anyone what that means, what it means to see a miracle, and they will say that it’s something impossible, but they mean that a miracle is something formerly believed to be impossible that turns out not to be, not to be impossible, in other words, but possible after all.

If this were really true, then miracles would be the most ordinary things in the world, the most uninspiring things in the world, and what can one expect from people who have never been anything but ordinary and uninspired.”
― Michael Cisco, The Traitor

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Damn! It looked fine last night when I put it up. Probably working off of a cached version of the picture.

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Though I can turn my head neither to the left or right and so am unable to look at my neighbors in the earth, our nerves have grown and penetrate our caskets. They wove a nervous lace through the solid rock. Batteries of memory in random series — we are there wherever wind blows fire burns water laps dirt melts because there are memories of yours in all these things, memory to heal or harm. In the story the weapons of memory cross with the present’s weapons; in the world, no one ever tells a story in which we have no part. The line passes through us, and we can feel every train go by....

Cisco, Michael (2011-04-14). The Great Lover (Kindle Locations 151-155). Chomu Press. Kindle Edition.

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When I was born, my mom says I looked around the whole hospital room with a stare that said, "This? I've done this before." She says I have old eyes.

When my Grandpa Genji died, I was only five years old, but I took my mom by the hand and told her, "Don't worry, he'll come back as a baby."

And yet, for someone who's apparently done this already, I still haven't figured anything out yet....
-Sarah Kay

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I hear a bird’s voice ring out clearly close by — and now I see: there is a single, enormous flame superimposed on the tree, no it’s inside the tree. A blonde flame extending from the roots nearly to the topmost branches. It is not an image: it burns but is not consuming the tree. It is still and perfect, like a candle flame in a closed room.

And now I can see with eyes hot and brimming the flame is many flames, a small flame at the tip of each branch standing straight up like brilliant jewels. A gradual wind sets the branches nodding and the flames serenely rise and fall without changing their shape, or flickering, the bird is singing and the branches tenderly knead the air each with its serenely undisturbed flame. He is gazing at the tree as though it were the first thing he had ever seen.

Tears drip from his eyes, and soak into the **** on his face.

Cisco, Michael (2011-04-14). The Great Lover (Kindle Locations 237-243). Chomu Press. Kindle Edition.

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“It lurks before us, in the everyday. It’s the boss of all the things hidden in plain sight. Terrible things, they are. Appalling things. Just almost in reach. Brazen and invisible.

It caught my glances. It can move through whatever I see.

For most people it’s just chance, isn’t it? What shapes they see in a tangle of wire. There’s a thousand pictures there, and when you look, some of them just appear. But now . . . the thing in the lines chooses the pictures for me. It can thrust itself forward. It makes me see it. It’s found its way through. To me. Through what I see. I opened a door into my perception.”

She sounded frozen with terror. I was not equipped for that kind of adult fear, and my mouth worked silently for something to say.

Unknown. Looking for Jake, By China Mieville (Kindle Locations 1329-1335).

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Think Incanterium:

“All right,” said her master magician, when her chin had started to droop. “Now you eat.”

Magic wore terrible holes in you. Just shunting water around would give her a headache and throbbing nosebleeds, so he’d fry up a steak or fresh brown eggs and watch her gobble them down while saying, “Elbows off the table.” The steak was always bloody. The eggs were always softboiled. Food would take the edge off, but not enough. Second lesson: magic feeds off your soul, said Mr. Hollis. There’s only two ways to not be hungry, Cherry. I’m sorry.

“Two ways? How?”

“One, quit magic, Harriet Potter,” he said, but then he pushed the plate of eggs at her. Her master magician never seemed hungry like she was. “Second’s simple: eat more.”

Magician's Apprentice, Tasmyn Muir : http://weirdfictionreview.com/category/fiction/

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Fulvio di Piazza: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/fulvio-di-piazzaashes-to-ashes

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Agostino Arrivabene:

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Some time later he sees her again. She had somehow been caught naked far off down the beach, and was running awkwardly back to the house over the uneven ground, her pale arms raised a little like wings, her hair not dishevilled at all but still pinned up neatly. She is uncanny without her clothes, like a figure in a painting. He is struck by the wind from her body, and it evokes in him a ghostly love, not for her, but for everything.

“I love,” he says flatly, his lips not far from the floor. The words are soaked up by the wood and deadened. “I love,” complete in the intransitive, like “I go.” He can’t hear himself say it. If he could have heard it, he would have turned himself into a cartoon again.

Cisco, Michael (2011-04-14). The Great Lover (Kindle Locations 580-587). Chomu Press. Kindle Edition.

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I've fallen down the rabbit hole of an old friend's travel photos, many of which might as well be from another world:

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Heh, that other world is someone's home country. Eye-wink

Great photos though, I love the colors and architecture!

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"My parents...they weren't nice either. Not very nice at all."
"How did you -"
"-Become a stripper? Every date wants to know that."
"No. How did you...How did you keep your kindness?"
-Secret Six

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Oriol Angrill: http://www.oriolangrill.com/

http://oriol.byethost15.com/imatges/obres/Campanella%20wildlife%20HD%20w...

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For we who are not, or were not, our bodies: we, for whom flesh is, or was, only one possible clothing. We might fly or invert ourselves through the spines of grass, we might push ourselves into other ways of being, we might be to water as water is to air, we might do anything, until you looked at yourselves.

It is a pain you cannot imagine—very literally, in the most precise way, you cannot know how it is to feel yourself shoved with a mighty and brutal cosmic hand into bloody muscle. The agony of our constrained thoughts, shoehorned into those skulls you carry, stringy tendons tethering our limbs. The excruciation. Shackled in your meat vulgarity.

We cursed the slaves that lifted your mirrors, in those early days, cursed them and envied them their freedom. Our hate smouldered. We watched you as you watched yourselves. We held your eyes with ours, those eyes you forced us to wear. Until there were more and more of the larger mirrors, and you introduced us to a new shame, as the polished silver became so very slowly more common, until not every glance into it was an occasion, and you might enter your room (snaring us with shocking violence to you) and glance at us and then turn away. And we would be made to turn, and look away from you, at nothing, so that we could not even hate you to your face.

- The Tain, China Mieville

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"You cannot hear a poem without it changing you," she told me. "They heard it, and it colonized them. It inherited them and it inhabited them, its rhythms becoming part of the way that they thought; its images permanently transmuting their metaphors; its verses, its outlook, its aspirations becoming their lives. Within a generation their children would be born already knowing the poem, and, sooner rather than later, as these things go, there were no more children born. There was no need for them, not any longer. There was only a poem, which took flesh and walked and spread itself across the vastness of the known."

- How to Talk to Girls at Parties: http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff/Short_Stories/How_To_Talk_To_Girl...

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Think Demogorgon:

"He tries to remember how the doctors in Arkham say he has no Self, and maybe they're right, or maybe just guessing. Maybe he is a new human mutation, bred of slimy industrial waters, spawned in world of bright carcinogens and acid rains. Maybe he is the model for 21st century big-time multiplex man, shuffling selves like a croupier deals cards, to buffer the shocks and work some alchemy that might just turn the lead of tragedy and horror into the fierce, chaotic gold of the laughter of the damned. Maybe he is special, and not just a gruesomely scarred, mentally-ill man addicted to an endless cycle of self-annihilating violence. Stranger things have happened.

His body goes into spasm. His gut cramps down as if gravitational forces have conspired and shifted to bring him to his knees. From there he rolls onto his side, whining horribly. The whine is the signal, the radio, the new sound of his self coming through like a frequency...

Multiple Joker voices vie for control as he prepares to give blasphemous birth to himself like the Word of God in reverse. His only regret is that Batman isn't here to witness his obscene display, his rampant pathology in full flower.

Batman."

-Batman #663: Clown at Midnight by Grant Morrison (definitely worth the read IMO, even you don't follow the rest of GM's Batman arc)

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The outcome of these little perceptions is therefore more efficacious than one would think. They form that je ne sais quoi, those inclinations, those images of the qualities of the senses, clear as a whole, but confused in their parts; those impressions that surrounding bodies make on us, and that embody infinity; the bond that every living being has with the rest of the universe.

One may even say that as a consequence of these little perceptions the present is pregnant with the future and laden with the past, which plots all (sympnoia panta, as Hippocrates put it), and that in the smallest of substances penetrating eyes like those of God might read all the concatenation of the thigns of the universe.
-GW Liebniz

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Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess - Instructions

Gaiman reads story, video is pages of book:

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"There's a ghost on the horizon
When I go to bed
How can I fall asleep at night
How will I rest my head

Oh I'm scared of the middle place
Between light and nowhere
I don't want to be the one
Left in there, left in there

There's a man on the horizon
Wish that I'd go to bed
If I fall to his feet tonight
Will allow rest my head

So here's hoping I will not drown
Or paralyze in light
And godsend I don't want to go
To the seal's watershed"
-Hope There's Someone, Anthony and the Johnsons: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=tykT7e71DNU

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“...The great justification for the act of reading and writing fiction is that through it we can be disciplined and seduced into imagining other people’s lives with understanding and compassion, even if we do not ‘identify’ with them.”
—Arturo Islas

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You, God, who live next door–
If at times, through the long night, I trouble you
with my urgent knocking–
this is why: I hear you breathe so seldom.
I know you’re all alone in that room.
If you should be thirsty, there’s no one
to get you a glass of water.
I wait listening, always. Just give me a sign!
I’m right here.
As it happens, the wall between us
is very thin. Why couldn’t a cry
from one of us
break it down? It would crumble
easily,
it would barely make a sound.

From Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

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The Day the Saucers Came
by Neil Gaiman

That Day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and
stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed, to find out what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn’t notice it because
That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because
On the saucer day, which was zombie day, it was
Ragnarok also, and the television screens showed us
A ship built of dead-men’s nails, a serpent, a wolf,
All bigger than the mind could hold,
and the cameraman could
Not get far enough away, and then the Gods came out
But you did not see them coming because
On the saucer-zombie-battling-gods
day the floodgates broke
And each of us was engulfed by genies and sprites
Offering us wishes and wonders and eternities
And charm and cleverness and true
brave hearts and pots of gold
While giants feefofummed across
the land and killer bees,
But you had no idea of any of this because
That day, the saucer day, the zombie day
The Ragnarok and fairies day,
the day the great winds came
And snows and the cities turned to crystal, the day
All plants died, plastics dissolved, the day the
Computers turned, the screens telling
us we would obey, the day
Angels, drunk and muddled, stumbled from the bars,
And all the bells of London were sounded, the day
Animals spoke to us in Assyrian, the Yeti day,
The fluttering capes and arrival of
the Time Machine day,
You didn’t notice any of this because
you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
not even reading, not really, just
looking at your telephone,
wondering if I was going to call.

Here is T-Shirt by Ben Templesmith :

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