Factober

In my heart, I'm just a kid from the council houses. I can remember the old cottage and my dad coming round with the tin bath. I'm not a rich man.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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We cannot achieve personal enlightenment – a clarification of our souls – u

We cannot achieve personal enlightenment – a clarification of our souls – until we cease deluding ourselves. We must accept that life includes witnessing and personally experiencing pain.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It's so damn hard to bloom... to change. Even when you want to change, want

It's so damn hard to bloom... to change. Even when you want to change, want it more than anything in the world, it's hard. Desire to change isn't enough. Or desperation. Couldn't be done without...love,
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

You cannot write if you are not angry

You cannot write if you are not angry
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

In life loyalty is something that you earn and Doreen had more than earned

In life loyalty is something that you earn and Doreen had more than earned my loyalty over the years. But marriage is a rogue state with its own rules, and one of them is pledging your loyalty to somebody before you can be fully sure that they deserve it,
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based o

In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were "fine" or "industrial" or "minor". It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Fear of dying must surely mean fear of how one dies. If one can be assured

Fear of dying must surely mean fear of how one dies. If one can be assured of a painless death, how can one fear it, unless one is a religious fanatic with a very guilty conscience?
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

For with any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humili

For with any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation. There comes a certain point in such conditions when only three things are possible: first a perpetuation of Satanic pride, secondly tears, and third laughter.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Perhaps adjustment and stabilization, while good because it cuts your pain,

Perhaps adjustment and stabilization, while good because it cuts your pain, is also bad because development towards a higher ideal ceases?
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.

Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Only in thoughtful dialogue with what it says can this fragment of thinking

Only in thoughtful dialogue with what it says can this fragment of thinking be translated. However, thinking is poetizing, and indeed more than one kind of poetizing, more than poetry and song.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I think we all mistake certain things for happiness. I think we mistake com

I think we all mistake certain things for happiness. I think we mistake comfort for happiness and we mistake pleasure for happiness, and entertainment for happiness, when really these are just things we use as proxies for our happiness.We use them to chee
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago