all the picnics
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
"Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space."
"I don't speak because I have the power to speak;
I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent"
(Rabbi A.Y. Kook)
Architectonical detail from the exzellent jewish museum in Berlin.
“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
(Architectonical detail from the Jewish Museum in Berlin)
Ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything
that is how the light gets in.
(Leonard Cohen, "Anthem")
“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, "Life of Pi")
Christmas isn't a season.
It's a feeling.
what we refuse
"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy."
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
(Frank Lloyd Wright)
If we can clean up our world, I'll bet you we can achieve warp drive. (William Shatner)
a sip of wine
“A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go.
I tidied up the kitchenette;
I tuned the old banjo.
I’m wanted at the traffic-jam.
They’re saving me a seat.”
clear and distinct
All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
the single purpose
“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.
A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment.
There will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.
Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.”
(Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai)
Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz
“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”
(Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall)
This famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all the endless combinations of words in all of history, that "cellar door" is the most beautiful.
If you understand, things are just as they are...
If you do not understand, things are just as they are ...
Kreuzberger Nächte sind ...
... lang - aber dann ... aber dann!
“Don't confuse symmetry with balance.”
(Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)
"If you fall - I'll be there." (Floor)
For a moment, nothing happened.
Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
“The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.”
(Jon Krakauer, "Into the Wild")
“The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.”
"Everybody thinks it’s going to be different for them.
The dinosaurs thought so too.”
(Kathryn Davis, Duplex)