Month: September 2022

all the things you love

all the things you love

may you turn away
all the darkest things
and turn on the world
every time you sing

road work outside your window
construction down the block
induction of plans
demolition of clocks

breathe says the water
when trouble hides and seeks
to overturn your order
and trade worries for your sleep

rolling on a ball
rolling off a log
rolling and falling away
from all the things you love

all the things you love
will someday
go back the way you came
all the things you love
will someday / always know your name

faith believes

religion isn’t about the god, it’s about the faith

faith in a god (irrational and unprovable as any deity is) translates to faith in oneself

that is to say, one’s faith in a god is not faith in itself/himself/herself/theirself being true. one’s faith in a god is faith in one’s belief the god is true.

faith becomes both the affirmation and the evidence of truth in the absence of truth

faith is  a spiritual circular reference, if you will

pascal’s wager is a 50/50 chance, the spiritual equivalent of the come/don’t come bet on a craps table (the simplest bet you can make in a casino without knowing any rules, fwiw). you can’t prove gods true, but at the same time you can’t disprove them. so, the wager goes, why not believe?

perhaps this makes religion a coping mechanism in the face of a chaotic callous world, but, hey, we require mucho cope-o in this shitto world

religions offer believers order, purpose, and a sense of place . but dogmatic belief systems are one-way streets, where morality and structure rain from above. often, religion is an expression of conformity, for better or worse. after all, one “belongs” to a church, synagogue, mosque, sect, order, etc.

adherence to religious practice can enhance the best parts of some, but also suppress the best parts of others.

it’s possible, however, to be spiritual but not religious. i mean, i am that way, so this must be true. when pressed to check a box, i say i’m jewish, b/c that’s what i was born, and it has informed my spiritual identity. 

i don’t practice judaism with any credibility, though. on top of it all, i went to a benedictine catholic school for 6 years, junior high through high school. all boys. in a monastery.…


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In this world, are there more cheap things or expensive things not worth the money?

commitment is a subset of love

none of my best performances have been recorded 😔

Sometimes I have a lot of trouble figuring out how people zipped themselves into their clothes

there’s more profit in the darkest futures. The sunniest futures give enough to everybody, where profit becomes unquantifiable, and so irrelevant

The internet is about habits, not exploration

The best thing it does is capture patterns of its use

(that’s actually the only thing it offers, in a way)

As you “discover” the patterns of your life, the internet would have you believe it’s made to organize your life.

Using the internet to organize your life, however, serves only to organize your life around using the internet