quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2011

We are such stuff

"Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

The Tempest - Shakespeare

If we look deeper, the message he wants to send on this quote is pretty much the same as the one in the "To think" post. We are nothing. Everything we have, everything material will dissolve along the time. The only thing remaining will be the acts we've done on our lifetimes. So try to do something memorable, something "people will sing about". 
Now go outside and seize the day!

Here's a good music where this phrase is mentioned

terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2011

To think

"We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil." 
- J.R.R. Tolkien

What to say about this bright and magnificent man. Every phrase he wrote looks like it was God himself. If we stop to think about life and it's essence, instead of what we gonna buy, what we gonna wear, maybe we can reach a higher level.

Heard a joke once

"Heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But, doctor...I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains. Fade to black."

Rorschach -  Watchmen