No Self stands alone. Behind it stretches an immense chain of physical and - as a special class within the whole - mental events, to which it belongs as a reacting member and which it carries on. Through the condition at any moment of its somatic, especially its cerebral system, and through education, and tradition, … Continue reading Quote for Today: Erwin Schrödinger
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depths; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought... --Robert Green Ingersoll
What happens when one gets lost in the desert with no way home? The spoken word is very powerful, as are natural sounds: the sound of breath, of footsteps, of rain and wind. Mirage invites you to step into a world of distortion and hallucination, where one sound becomes another and images morph into something more. What … Continue reading Mirage: Video Poetry from Synkroniciti
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A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may … Continue reading Quote for Today: J.D. Stroube
Some jails in the US have attempted to reinstate the chain gang. Do you think this is a viable option? Here is a trailer for Xackery Irving's American Chain Gangs. I recommend watching the film to see the complexity of the situation and the dangers we face as a society. Jails in Alabama and Arizona … Continue reading The Return of the Chain Gang? Xackery Irving’s American Chain Gangs
I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. ― Jacob Marley, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
How do people survive horrible experiences? In Beloved, Toni Morrison gives an illustration of resilience and how fragile it is. When good hearted Paul D. appears on Sethe's porch one day in 1873 neither has any idea how his arrival will shake their lives and their Ohio community. It isn't that he carries a secret. It is … Continue reading Visible and Invisible Chains: Toni Morrison’s Beloved
What can you do with bicycle chain? Plenty. The human body is elegantly depicted in Seo Young Deok's exhibition Dystopia. Then, enjoy Nirit Levav and her whimsical dogs, a favorite here at Synkroniciti. Video via Young Deok Seo on Youtube. Video via אורי פקר on Youtube.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi