God is, but at the same God also is not. The Universe is governed by blind chance and at the same time by a providence with ethical preoccupations. Suffering is gratuitous and pointless, but also valuable and necessary. The universe is an imbecile sadist, but also, simultaneously, the most benevolent of parents. Everything is rigidly predetermined, but the will is perfectly free.
I recently finished reading Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, which has been perhaps the most challenging read of my life. So I’ve been taking some time today to reflect upon/digest its absolute wealth of material, reading various analyses and such. My copy has a forward by Christopher Hitchens on whom I decided to do a bit of research (in what context should I be reading his critiques and so on). So let me just say that he seems like a gigantic dick. I know that isn’t very objective of me but hey. Dude needs to chill.
Q: What salmon-colored shorts do you find are most breathable for a long day of croquet in the Hamptons? Ezra: i get mine custom made in hong kong. good luck finding anything of similar quality/fit off the rack
This is a beginning. This is a virginal essence waiting to be realized by the intersection of the mutual heat and the convenience of desire.
This is a beginning. This is determination that rips through our own earth’s thickest crust - the search for car keys. This is an impenetrable force being made suddenly aware of its dormancy and the resolve to become whatever it has never been.
This is a beginning. This is a prayer for continuum, momentum.